Improvising Fatherhood

A blog about the comedy of being a dad.

My wife started an awesome activity in our house. Everybody starts with a sheet of paper and draws whatever they want for 1 minute. When the timer goes off, everyone passes their paper to the person next to them and then starts adding to the next paper whatever they want. There’s no “wrong” choices. After the drawings have been passed all the way around and have come back to where they started, we all take turns sharing how they turned out. We talk about how they started and what they became.

It’s incredible to watch my kids create something great and then completely let go of their ownership over it. They enjoy seeing how their ideas change and grow. They listen and take interest in each other’s ideas. This is the complete opposite of how they can be when doing something like building legos together. It’s such a great muscle to continue building.

I’ll film the next session we have so you can see how much fun it is. I’m hoping we make this a new family tradition.

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