So I was going to wait until Saturday to rake the back yard, but then I thought to myself, “why does Saturday get all the fun?”

Why put off until tomorrow what I could be doing today?

wheres dad
A pile big enough for a dad!

Trust me, I’m in there somewhere. It’s like a game of where’s Waldo.

When I was done, I even let the kids play.

kids in the leaves

A while ago Melissa and I read a book called The Other 8 Hours by Robert Pagliarini. It talked about making the most of the 8 hours of the day you aren’t working or sleeping.  The other 8 hours of the day are where you can really make a difference. I took this to heart, and it’s times like this with the kids that make me appreciate the free time I have.

In the words of Van Morrison, “all work and no play make Jack a dull chap.” Who wants to be dull? Get out and enjoy you other 8 hours.