One of the Chicago Dads Groups favorite events each year is our Family Picnic! We celebrate the real strength we find in our roles as fathers and in bonding with others to create a strong network for our group and our children. This year was no exception good food and fun was shared among friends and family.
No one needs to look too far to find research and data the indicates that an active lifestyle is good for both kids and their parents. As we do every year our picnic included a tradition that we’ve come to love, the Daddy Olympics (though maybe we need to consider holding the event before we eat…) This years Events included:
- Daddy Workout Relay Races
- Simon Says (Dads + Kids)
- An Obstacle Course
- The Fastest Diaper Change
- The Lego Firewalk
This is always a fun way to show by example how leading an active life style can be fun. The kids (and moms) were treated to a dazzling spectacle of dads showing of their fitness skills and ddadly prowess. We have some mean diaper changers and pushups with toddlers on your back, the struggle is real folks.
We also had a visit from Rapunzel and Spider-man, as if you thought this couldn’t get any better. They came for a visit during which the talked and played with the kids and posed for some pretty memorable pictures with the kids, and some of the bigger kids(you knoe… the Moms and Dads.) It is always fun to see our kids eyes light up when the get to meet their heroes. Getting a chance to to play and interact with them, well that definitely added to the magic of the experience this year.
Once again this was an event that all in attendance are going to remember for quite a while. Thanks again to the sponsors that made this year’s event so special for us: $99 Per Room Interior Painting, Little Monsters Photography, Royal Princess Parties, and DOVE MEN+CARE.