Being a working parent is tough. Even veteran parents find the time constraints limiting, and playtime often falls by the wayside with everything else that needs to be done.
Zach and Lindsey Meiser know this struggle all too well. They both work full-time jobs and have the added challenge of meeting the needs of their five year old with Down syndrome.
The couple heard about Little Tikes’ “Project Play Big,” where families are gifted with a day of play and toys to encourage growth and learning, and decided to ask them to consider Noah.
To their surprise, Little Tikes chose the Meiser family as one of the stops on their tour and showed up at the family’s house in Louisville, Kentucky with what Zach described as a “plethora of toys.”
Lindsey, Zach, and the host of “Play Big” set up while Noah napped. When he woke up, he was surprised with a room packed wall to wall with toys.
Noah spent the day playing with his mom and dad. They even invited one of his friends over! Zach and Lindsey were so grateful for the opportunity to simply have fun with their son, rather than focus on things like potty training and speech therapy.
Zach said the experience not only warmed his heart, but also reminded him to turn off the TV, put the phone down, and enjoy quality time playing on the floor with his son.
His experience is a good reminder for all parents. As your children grow up, they won’t remember if you skimped on dinner or gave them a less-than-perfect bath. They will remember the time you spent together, appreciating each other’s precious company.
Watch Noah’s sweet surprise in the video below and don’t forget to share it with your friends!
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