Dedicated Dad Takes a Time Out

Time Out
Time Out

Yesterday my wife and I took our kids to the Discovery Gateway, a fun learning center in Salt Lake City for kids. We get an annual pass to some destination each year, whether it be the zoo or some place like this, and try to use it as much as possible throughout that year. This is the second time I have been with my kids on this year’s outings, but they have been several times without me as well. They have a great time, and they really are learning a lot of things in the process.

I was with my two girls in one section upstairs when I spotted this dad who was checking his eyelids for leaks. His kids were running around him playing at different stations, but try as he could, this dad was losing the battle against the need for sleep. I have to admire him, he was completely wiped out, but here he was with his kids on a Saturday afternoon being a good dad. He eventually got up a few minutes later, hopefully a little rejuvenated and ready to keep playing with the kids. We all need a little time out every once-in-awhile, right?