When Did Cows Grow Giant Horns Dad?
I work most days of the week. Many days I am gone before my son is awake. When I get home, I have about two hours to spend time with him. It doesn’t ever seem like enough.
The other day I came home and I walked up to the door and I could hear him shout with excitement from the other side of the door. Actually, I should say the other side of the window. He was standing on the couch, messing with the blinds and happened to see me walk up. It was kind of a rush. Then I walked in and he ran over wanting me to hold him.
I’ve been trying to make those last two hours of the day count. We have these dinosaurs that we play with. There is a Tyrannosaurus and a Triceratops. I’ve recently taken to chasing him around with them. The Tyrannosaurus makes a standard roar sound (very similar to the roar that Rex in Toy Story does) while the Triceratops has taken to mooing like a cow. I figured that an herbivore should make the sounds of a similar creature from our day and age. He loves these dinosaurs. We roll around on the floor as I make dinosaur noises (mooing is standard dino vernacular here now) and tickle him. Sometimes when I’m not paying attention, he’ll run up with a dinosaur and attack me. The Tyrannosaurus seems to be his favorite to attack with, while he has the most fun being attacked with the Triceratops.
It has been almost two decades since I had this much fun with dinosaurs, being able to share that excitement all over again has been an extremely rewarding experience as it has helped me make my memories stronger while creating entirely new ones that he’ll remember for years to come.