One of our daughters’ favorite games is something they invented and call “Tickle and Tackle.” (I personally am in no way involved in this adventure!!)
They have been playing “Tickle and Tackle” with their daddy for years; it entails lots of rolling around on the floor as he grabs and tickles them while they squeal with delight. The tackling involves the girls throwing themselves at him while he’s seated on the floor and attempting to “knock” him to the ground. Other variations include horseback rides and fairytale reenactments.
My husband is a wonderful father. He’s very good at making our children laugh and often lightens the mood when the three of us “girls” are not so cheery. While the day will come when “Tickle and Tackle” will no longer be played on our living room floor, I enjoy witnessing the relationship he is building with our daughters and I know it will pay great dividends in the years to come.
Do your children have a favorite game to play with Daddy? Share any ideas you have for building that father-child relationship!