Here's another exerpt from Mike Mason's book.
"One thing is certain: If we do not willingly give our children the right kind of attention, we shall be compelled to give them the wrong kind of attention. The time we do not spend caring and playing will be comsumed in silencing complaints and doing damage control. :ater on when our kids areolder, every hour we have not invested in loving them will be spent instead sitting in ofices of counsellors, principals, and probation officers.
I other words, children expose our idols. Every time we think of a child as "interrupting" or "interfering with" our lives, it's because we have erected an idol in the place where love alone ought to reign. Ironically, our idol may be some task we think we are performing for the sake of our children, only to find that we have exchandes the God of living relationships for an isolating god of our own devising. "
That said I'm going to be with my son. Enough of this dumb computer anyways.