Maybe not every week but more often than you would think. Last week I got over seven hours of video chatting and gaming with my son playing Arc Survival Evolved. We both got the game for Christmas and we are having a blast playing it. Here is a game review of it if interested.
This is not a post about me bragging over the mom. No way! I owe her. She has been great. She truly supports my relationship with our son. I want this post to be an inspiration to fathers and mothers out there that live away from their kids. You can, AND SHOULD, make every effort to be in your kid’s life. I believe your kid needs to know where they come from and that they are loved.
Seven hours of gaming and video chatting in a week is a lot for us. I would say we average closer to three hours. More when we get a new game and less when we are bored with our games. Ha! But still, even at three hours a week of a kid’s free time… That is a lot.
I think of myself as an “offworld dad” because I never liked the other terms: divorced dad, absent dad, long distance father, deadbeat dad, biological father, birth father, whatever. I am Jonah’s dad and I am fortunate enough to live in a time where the tech really allows him and I to bond even though we live so far apart.
I am a huge advocate for long distance parents. If you want to learn more you can start here.
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