Such a planned opportunity came yesterday.
While Mom-E was at an appointment, I was able to leave work for a lunch hour and hang out with Bab-E Brother and Little Brother.
I needed to run an errand at the bank, and so they came with me.
It may sound strange, but going to the bank with them was the highlight of my day.
One Bab-E on my shoulder and one Little holding my hand, their eyes were instantly drawn to the free popcorn.
So after a brief (5-minute) meeting
And with some help from the banker - who bonded with Little Brother over being middle children - we picked up two popcorns in tow and headed back to the mini-van.
We enjoyed a few quiet moments munching together the air-conditioned van...
...before meeting up with Mom-E at her appointment, where they ran and giggled and made strange noises and ground in bits of food crumbs into the carpet in the waiting area, coming within a few hairs of a permanent ban.
But those moments of peacefully munching popcorn together were ones of salty bliss.
What fun boys! I love you!
See you on Fatherhood Friday,