As often as possible I host “Special Night With Dad” for each of the kids. It’s their opportunity to have one on one time with me, doing something they enjoy together, or just watching a movie, or in the case of my teenage sons, my watching them set speed and quantity records at a local restaurant.
When you have a big family, the little ones fight for attention, and so often times their “Special Night With Dad” involves a lot of them talking to me and asking questions. This happens even during the course of the movie they may have picked out to watch. In the most recent case, it was Paul’s “special night” and he had chosen to watch “Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smaug” and at the end of that movie, well past his bed time, he continued the conversation. I thought some of you all might enjoy the very entertaining conversation that ensued. Thanks to #1 for editing help.