Is there something that you did as a young person that you want to share with your own kids? Where you an athlete? And actor? An artist? Do you encourage your kids to follow your footsteps? How are you sharing your passions with your kids?
Growing up , I was involved in a lot of different things. Once middle school and high school hit, I was involved in many student organizations as well as band, choir, and Theater. I was the type of person that was active in many things and excelled at many things.
When I became a father I knew that I wanted to share my love of the arts with my kids, but I didn’t know how they would I knew that I wanted to share I love of the Arts with my kids, but I didn’t know how they would react or connect with it. I’ve never been the type of dad at that would force my past experiences on them, or Woodforest them to try something they weren’t interested in. I do encourage them to the willing and open to new experiences though, as I think this is in important part of being culturally well rounded.
From an early age I shared some of the videos of myself doing musicals in highschool with my kids. I let them see me in marching band competitions, being silly, being young. While this place me in a vulnerable position as a father, I think it also allowed my kids to connect with me in a deeper more meaningful way.
I still love to share my love of the Arts with the kids. I love to take my daughters to professional musicals and talk to them afterwards about what they like and what they learned. It is my hope that this is something that they will continue to enjoy because for me it is a way that I can continue to connect with them no matter what age they are at, and it allows me to have a deeper bond with them as well.
What are some ways that you share your past experiences and passions with your kids? How they reacted? What do you still want to share with them in the future?
I look forward to your thoughts!