When I asked him why that was his favorite memory he told me it was because that was the last thing we had done together. It made me realize what kids need most from a parent and child relationship is this one thing.
As a dad, you are always trying to do what’s best for your kids. You want to give them everything they need. I’ve found that what kids need most from their dad is your time. It’s not the big things we normally think of, it’s just being there for them and being involved in their lives. They won’t remember the big gestures, they will just remember your presence. Your time is a tough thing to give, but it’s the most valuable.