There are certain times in my life as a father that words can't express how proud I am of my children. It's usually when I realize how much they've learned from us and how talented they're going to be. And that's when it really hits me how much their little lives mean. And how much they have yet to do that will amaze me.
Saturday afternoon, my son got his first flag score on Capture the Flag. I let him play Halo 3 with me while I was playing online with my brother. And I got him the flag. Then I let him run it into the base for the point. My brother provided cover-fire and I encouraged him (jumped up and down yelling "Go!") while he sprinted into the base. Then we celebrated with a high five. It was a profound moment in his young life.
But seriously, I thought that was pretty cool. He's three years old, after all. And assuming I don't stop playing video games completely in the next five or six years, we'll be able to play together for real pretty soon. That's kind of exciting. Sharing hobbies with my kids is one of those things that I'm really looking forward to. And who knows, maybe he'll pick up skydiving as a hobby. I've always wanted to try that.
Update: My brother wants some props for his excellent assistance. He was instrumental in the flag score. Please read his humble account in the comments section of this post.