Goofiness, Baseball and the Magic Chair
Dads, do you have a chair in front of the TV that your kids don’t dare sit in?
I spent Monday through Wednesday going through basic chaplaincy training with the Colorado State Patrol in preparation for my new role as a volunteer police chaplain with Edgewater Police. Police officers have unique stress that can have a destructive role on themselves and their families. One of the ways they cope with this stress is zoning out in their “magic chair” and tuning out what is happening around them.
I don’t think this is unique to police. I do it. Just last night Hillary bravely told me to turn off the World Series and be present with our girls.
And boy was it worth it last night.
We found out that Apple’s GarageBand app for the iPad is free and we had a family jam session on our iPads. Then we found out that there is a vocal recording part of the app that allows you to record your voice and then make it sound like a chipmunk or a monster.
The sounds that we made together were hysterical. At one point I thought Norah was going to wet her pants she was laughing so hard.
All it took was me getting out of my “magic chair” and engaging with my family.