Recently, my daughter and I were at a local ice cream stand. We ordered our favorite ice cream flavors with our favorite toppings.
We sat on a park bench that faced a rural highway enjoying our ice cream cones and our time together. We talked about softball, her upcoming school trip to Montreal, the eighth-grade semi-formal dance and transitioning to high school.
All was great in the daddy-daughter universe and I thought it couldn’t get any better that. Then, all of a sudden, the longest, old Winnebago we had ever seen drove by us as if it was in slow motion. My daughter pointed at it and yelled out in excitement, “That’s the Winnebago from the movie Spaceballs!”
And at that very moment in time, I felt the universe shine down upon me to let me know I had achieved the rank of parenting expert all thanks to the great Mel Brooks!
So in between the raindrops and the busy chaos that is life, make some time this weekend to jump in the puddles, get an ice cream, watch a funny movie, clean out the old camper or go camping with your children.
The universe will shine down upon you too!
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