I’m grateful for an incredible vacation and trip with my two daughters. My youngest daughter was planning a couple of months ago to go to Canada to see all the sights where Riverdale has been filmed. She has a crush on Cole Sprouse and, as she says, has purchased $424 worth of Cole Sprouse merchandise, showing to her friends, her dedication and love to this incredible star.

 

The interesting thing about this trip was, she never quite asked if we were going. It was implied that we were going.

 

And, as a father who still struggles with boundaries and saying no, she was right. It was set in stone. We went!

 

The three of us visited Archie’s house, Veronica’s house, Betty’s house, Cheryl’s mansion, Sweet River, the football field, the Town Hall, the Register, the Sheriff’s station, and of course, Pop’s diner. We spend about 17 hours in less than 5 days in a car, not including watching The Quiet Place at the Twilight Drive-In, another film location.

 

We had so much fun going from town to town on a mission throughout BC, Canada. Typical ups and downs of any vacation and a road trip with teens, although, memories that will last a lifetime. So much of what I’ve read about parenting is to embrace what your children enjoy. I admit, that has been hard, but when I’ve learned to follow that advice, the rewards are amazing!

 

I’m grateful for my two wonderful daughters and an adventure of a lifetime!!! Thank you and lots of love!

 


I saw a Facebook post the other day where Will Smith explained the difference between Fault vs. Taking Responsibility. My plan was to share only just this one video with my Fledglings today. And, as is my tendency, I searched for more. I found that I enjoy listening to Will’s insight and motivational thoughts. And, what I really gravitated toward, is the relationship he has with his wife, Jada.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

 

Instead of sharing a blog specifically about Valentine’s day, I’d like to share one for us parents to remind us what is most important. Chelsea Lee Smith writes a beautiful article titled 10 Powerful Ways to Tell Your Kids You Love Them {Without Words}.

 

Let our kids know that every day is Valentine’s Day in our hearts.