Whether it’s a quality life or not, it’s my life, and that’s all I got to offer.
New baby has us a bit worn out though, so we’re all a bit on edge.
But that’s life!]]>
If we fathers just spent more time with their children some of it would end up being quality time, even if it is accidental. Lots of quantity will end up being some quality!
Trouble is if the quantity is low it’s quite possible none of it will be quality.
You need quantity to understand the child, to know them, about them and how to relate to them individually. Quality time to me seems to force the issue…like since it’s limited I have to do something special that the child likes or wants. If that’s what my relationship with him is based on he and I are both in deep trouble.
Excuse me, I have to leave now and watch a basketball game with Bret….I wish quality time with my wife was this easy!!]]>
Quality time refers not so much to the virtues associated with the activities in which child and parent engage, but rather the marginal value of that time to the child. Speaking from experience, the first minute I spend with my children doing any activity is quite valuable and high quality. However, after an hour I know that no matter what we’re doing my 10-year-old and 8-year-old are probably starting to get sick of their old man and consequently the value of each additional minute begins to rapidly decline in value. Those additional minutes would not be considered quality time no matter what we were doing.
Quality time is not a crock! You just haven’t figured out how to measure it.]]>