Several years ago, a friend of mine passed on some great fatherly advice to me that I have tried to follow.
Generally speaking, he told me, “whenever your child asks you to something with them, do it !”
Kids long to have a relationship with their fathers and when they take a risk to ask you to give up your plans to spend time with them that is huge for them. Please don’t convey anything is more important than they are (especially work)!
Fathers, time goes by way too fast. You can avoid regrets that will certainly come if you make it a priority to build a relationship with your kids (and that takes time)!