Caught up with a good friend of mine the other day named Ted Rubin.
Ted is a divorced Dad of two and shared a story of waiting in line with his teenage daughter for about 6 hours to get a CD signed (or something like that) by members of one of her favorite bands.
I said something to the effect of "man, you're dedicated, I'm not sure I would do that."
His response was illuminating:
"Your girls are still young. They still think you are all knowing and all-powerful. Hold on to those moments. As they get older, it gets a lot more difficult and you don't have as many chances to be the hero...so you seize it when you can."
Sound advice. I'm going to go hug my girls right now.