Dad's - Can you go?
This one is for the dads out there. I think every dad should at least once in their lifetime be able to play on the same team as their son. I know by saying that I've just excluded a whole bunch of people, but hear me out, it's not as bad as it sounds.
Two weeks ago ago I was asked to play a rugby match for the local team (just to make up numbers). My first question to myself was "Can you go?" My mind said "no don't do it" , but my heart and body "let's do this!" I didn't agree right away, it took some persuasion from my son to get me to agree (saying some of the other guys from the club were in). No disrespect to those guys but I figured it couldn't be too serious if some of those guy were willing to take part. I was hustled. Having agreed to play, I was told that those guys weren't actually playing. Nevermind... the draw for me was I'd get to play in a senior rugby match with my son!
Long story short... We had fun, we won, I got to play on the same team as my son. Don't get me wrong, as much fun as it was, I won't be playing rugby again, the risk of injury for me trying to get back into the game after almost 20 years is too high. I need my body for my work, but I did get the answer to my question...
"Can you go?" Yes, yes I can.
But I could only go because I was physically fit and strong enough to do so.
So dads, my question to you is what's stopping being active with your kids? I'm not talking about going to play a 90 minute football match with your kids, but playing enough that you get a good sweat on (and not pass out I the process). Let's get active, let's get stronger, let's set the example for our kids.
Can you go?
If you want to find out more, please do get in touch, I'd be thrilled to hear from you.
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