Sunday, March 1, 2009

Molding and Shaping Children

It's that time of the year when creativity and Dremel meet for the entries for the Cubscout Pinewood Derby. The boys put in their order, and leave the cutting up to Dad.

This is "UniBomber" Dad heading outside to cut and shape the blocks of wood, protecting himself from the cold, flying wood debris and sawdust. President Hunter once commented, "Earn the respect and confidence of your children through your loving relationship with them. A righteous father protects his children with his time and presence in their social, educational, and spiritual activities and responsibilities. Tender expressions of love and affection toward children are as much the responsibility of the father as the mother. Tell your children you love them." We're grateful for the father in our home who feels it his responsibility to mold and shape his boys with such love.


Jo Jo said...

It took me a minute to recognize Jarrod...In disguise...LOve mom

shirlgirl said...

He is a wonderful father to his boys. It must have been so hard for him when you were in Texas and he was in W. Va. Now that everyone is together, it must be wonderful. The boys are fortunate to have such loving parents who truly nurture them in every way.

Christy said...

Fathers are so so wonderful! It is so precious to watch my girls flock to their dad & confide in him.
Jared's rule! (Jarrod in your case)

Aaron H. said...

Not bad for impromptu work wear. But see my Facebook page for a more up-to-code display of protection.

enickel said...

Ah, we have no more pinewood derby cars to make as Tyler moved on to boy scouts last year. Only girls left down the line. Congrats to Porter on his Arrow of Light. That is no small task! Hurray for great dads.

Jenny said...

UniBomber Dad... LOVE.IT.
Bomb those boys with love.