I was playing Halo3 with my kids last night. While I realize that this isn’t a "standard" parent child activity we had a blast.
It has made me think about my children and what a joy they have become. When they were little, and I was "the dad" changing diapers and feeding them, I got a great level of satisfaction.
Now however, they are interesting people, no longer appendages that I have to "care for." and I find that I enjoy spending time with them more and more.
What a wonderful gift children are.