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Daddy Moments

Little Moments, Big Smiles

Life is hectic. Asking someone how they are doing returns a familiar tale: too much to do and too little time. In the end, it really doesn’t matter why we feel like that. The simple point is that most of us feel like we are barely keeping our heads above the water. I know this well. I’ve made operating on 4-5 hours of sleep an art, if not a science. So with two little ones, a full time job, and a start up, there’s not a lot of time to go around. But, regardless of my work, responsibilities, or whatever, the most important thing I have to do, is be a Dad. That is why I smile every time I see this

It’s easy to forget how much each little minute matters. It might be painting, reading, playing baseball or being a hair model (you would be amazed at the amount of clips and “ponies” a 3 year old can attach to your head). The activity is irrelevant. What matters is the time, the engagement, and the love that’s shared. The first three and a half years of my daughter’s life have flown by and it scares me to imagine how much faster it will start to seem.

So Dads! Let’s be greedy! Let’s promise to steal as many of those moments as possible. Sometimes there are legitimate and important things keeping us from those moments. But understand this – There will always be reasons; the moments, however, are ever fleeting.

With Father’s Day around the corner, I am pledging to be a Greedy Dad. I promise to beg, borrow, and steal as many Daddy Moments as possible. Who’s with me?  Who else pledges to be greedy?

Pledge to be a Greedy Dad! Post a comment on this page to make your pledge.

Now post this on your blog or social profiles! Let everyone know about your commitment to being a greedy dad.

249smiles.com Greedy Daddy Pledge

(copy the code from this text box and paste it into your blog or profile)

Kudos to Campbell-Ewald the creative agency that created this spot.

One comment

  1. DADDYOF2
    June 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I like this!

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