Vaidas, Linas, Lukas and Leonas

Tėtis glėbyje laiko tris sūnus

“The strongest moment in my life was when my first son was born, and I held him in my arms for the first time. I don’t even know how to describe that feeling, strong is a very suitable word. At that moment, everything changes. I guess a lot of people say that life changes a lot with the birth of a child, and it really is true. Only by saying this, they usually don’t emphasize that life fundamentally changes for the better, because for all the new worries that arise, there are so many fun moments. The pride in yourself as a dad comes from those fun moments. I no longer want to jump off a mountain with a snowboard myself, I want to teach my sons how to ski. Doing this together and learning together yields just as much enjoyment. When you show them how to do it day after day, you run down the mountain following them, supporting them, and picking them up after they the fall; and then finally, after all this time, they slide down by themselves, and you see that their eyes are on fire, and they say: “Dad, I want to go again!”, then the overwhelming sense of pride hits!

I would like to encourage other dads to spend more time with their children. It’s just fun – it’s fun to tickle, cuddle, and play hide-and-seek. When you spend time with kids, you get to be a kid yourself for a little bit.”