Displaced Stay At Home Californian in rural N. Carolina

The Many Faces of Joy

The Many Faces of Joy

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ode to a Dad

You make breakfast for our kids every morning and you make them whatever they want. That means if Fiona wants toast with peanut butter and blueberries on it, that is what she gets. And if Chloe wants 2 pieces of pizza, one warmed up and one not warmed up, that is what she gets.

You changed far more diapers than I ever did or will, and that includes the cloth diapers that I made us switch to after Fiona was born to save lots of money and the environment.

You have put the girls to bed almost every night of their lives. You have read them the same books over and over and over until you can recite them from memory. Including that Snow White book that has 3 million pages.

You held Chloe as she screamed and screamed and screamed and you waited until she stopped screaming. I swear it took 10 months for her to stop but one day she stopped and you outlasted her! We found out later it was called colic.

You make up the coolest game, like that game where they push you over and they have multiple levels and they have expert and that means they can roll you onto your back. I love watching you guys play that game, it is so creative.

You wake up every time Fiona screams out at night or cries or has a night terror. I never wake up. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning and look at you, I know you are very tired because you were up most of the night.

You make the best weekend lunches, the best! When I ask the girls they tell me that potatoes and chicken nuggets and ramen and macaroni and cheese and noodles are their favorite lunch.

You take them to the park every weekend and sometimes 2 parks. You take them on your errands, you give them a bath, you tuck them in, you carry them when they fall, you hold them up high when they can't see, you know all their best tickle spots, you sing them Beatles songs, you play the guitar for them, you help them with homework, you make all the lunches for school and I could be here all day - you are just that amazing.

The list of stuff that makes you a great dad is long and I could type all night. Thanks for being such a great Dad to 2 little girls. Happy Father's Day Gabe!

1 comment:

Christine said...

Awww, what a terrific dad! Happy Father's Day.