Eminent historian David McCullough writes the following:
There is a story that goes with the painting of Theodore Roosevelt by John Singer Sargent that hangs in the White House. Sargent, it is said, had been waiting about the mansion for several days, hoping for a chance to see the President and talk to him about doing his portrait, when one morning the two met unexpectedly as Roosevelt was descending the stairway.
When might there be a convenient time for the President to pose for him, Sargent asked.
“Now!” said the President.
So there he is in the painting, standing at the foot of the stairs, his hands on the newel post. It is a great portrait, capturing more of the subtleties of the Roosevelt personality than any ever done of him. And it’s a good story. Moments come and go, the President was telling the painter. Here is the time, seize it, do your best.
What great inspiration for us All Pro Dads. Now is the time. Seize it. Do your best for your kids. On that note, here are 10 ways to spend meaningful time with your children.
Huddle up with your children tonight and ask them: “What has been your favorite memory with me this year? Why?”