When can you play?

I was getting ready for the Buying Event coming up this weekend, gathering my things together and throwing out some old papers. I came across this sticky note from my son. I’m not sure how old it is.

He used to stick these on my desk while I was working or on the phone – and I would reach over and write a time on it when I knew I’d be able to break away. Then we would play.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you need time to play.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget to spend time with the ones you love.

Sometimes is easy to forget how much your kids need your attention. Forget quality time, it’s really about quantity time.

Sometimes is easy to forget how soon they grow up (he’s in college now, but still lives at home). He and I take walks together almost every day and he’s one of the smartest people I know… doesn’t have much interest in real estate, but that was never my goal for him. He makes me laugh all the time.

My daughter is a senior in High School. Do you remember that picture of her sitting on my lap and flying a kite? I watched her drive off to school this morning.

It all goes so fast.

I am a lucky man. Throughout their entire lives I have worked at home. My wife is a stay at home, Mom (her choice). We’ve not just watched them grow up, we’ve been a part of it – and although I’ve made my share of mistakes, I wouldn’t trade it for any number of houses or numbers in a bank account.

I’m glad I made the choice to work at home. I know there are other good choices, but this was the right one for me.

When can you play, Dad?





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  1. Sherry
    October 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm · Reply

    That is so true and so touching. I too believe in putting your family first, when making decisions that affect them!!!

  2. Gerry
    October 11, 2013 at 6:09 am · Reply

    Our children are the future and how they look at it depends directly on what they learn and enjoy while under the roof of their parents. It is nice that you, Joe, are confident enough to make the statements which are true and not necessarily popular in our current society. Can you feel my pat on your back ??

  3. Tc
    October 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm · Reply

    Thanks for calling me. Looking for the site that stipulates paid program and their differences. Nobody should have to give free advice. I have a couple of possible deals currently that I need somewhere to go or someone to talk to in real time with these deals specifically and those to come. Thanks on advance .

  4. Kashawna Hinton
    October 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm · Reply

    That just touched my soul. I recently relocated and have been down these few weeks I’ve been here with no work and all. I’ve read this and this is my higher determination.

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