This excerpt from the movie RV is very telling about what has happened to this family.
The question is how does this happen? We begin to lose touch and respect for each other. How do you stay close? This is easy when the children are young and they are full of hugs and kisses for mommy and daddy. But why does this stop? Do they get to the point where they feel awkward? Or is it us as parents? I think that we should never stop hugging and kissing our children. This may change in form as they grow older. Before you know it you are no longer tucking them in at night, in fact they are still up when you go to bed. But you can still check in on them each night. You might be surprised what they have to say when they have time alone with you.
The respect is easier when you remain close. When those times of rebellion come, they need to know that they have every right to challenge you, but it must be done in respect. Our children must realize that respect for both parents is always expected in our home. You as a mom in the home hold a lot of power. You show respect for your husband and your children will to.
Never stop announcing that “Dad’s home!” I still yell that to anyone who might be home even though my children are grown. They aren’t saying it with me and running to the door, but every time they hear it they know I am still in love with Dad.
Happy Father’s Day!!!