Building things for your children can be a tricky venture.
First off, it can cost a lot of money.
But, more importantly, you wrestle with the same internal battle that Justin Worsham of The Dad Podcast is currently wrestling with.
"I question am I doing this for my kids or because of the pats on the back that others will give me. Deep down I know it is for my kids...but I like the idea of being a good dad. So maybe it is both, and a win win."
Justin continued, "But will my kids enjoy it? I could spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on this thing and they just don't have interest in using it. Then how do I maintain my 'good dad' status while harboring ill will towards my children, and how they don't appreciate their super awesome dad?"
In a way, though, that kinda sums up being a dad.
"The fact is that by giving your kids an amazing childhood, you are setting yourself up to be underappreciated. When awesome is their normal, they have no real way of knowing how good they have it. And it is with this project I think I have learned the true plight of the paternal path. When you are underappreciated and it doesn't bother you one bit...then you are a good dad."
To hear more of Justin's take on building forts and treehouses, and other parenting topics, you can check out all of his stuff at The Dad Podcast
Check out his latest episode with Dr. Jay as they give you a peak inside the brain of a pediatrician and debunk flu vaccine excuses