As a working parent, my husband often has trouble connecting with our sons -- he is too tired or stressed at the end of the day. One thing that has helped is listening to music together.
I found out about a singer, Brendan James, from a friend at umgd, and his song Green reminds me of when my youngest son was born - the piano is beautiful. I read that his album the Day is Brave comes out Aug. 26th, so I think buying that and listening to other music will connect my sons with their father.
Here's the Green video: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&vid=81722644-11b6-4bf9-951f-fa3237568c9d
Do you ever use music to connect with your children?