Saturday, June 18, 2011

Another gushing Dad's Day post.

This one's for you, Dill.

(So you better make a comment!)

Thank you for working hard so we can have a house, drive, eat and do fun things. We know you don't have a ton of fun at your job, but we really, reeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllly* appreciate that you work, and so hard, too!

*(Spelling doesn't matter when it comes to sincere gratitude expressions. In fact, gross misspellings are encouraged in these cases.)

Thank you for being the kind of dad kids scream for ... in a delighted way. You're more exciting than the ice cream man around here ("We all scream for DADDY!"). As soon as Bubby hears the garage door opening at the end of the day, she squeals and runs to the door to greet you. Smush sees you come in and immediately tries to jump out of my arms to go to you. You're the best thing since sliced bread. Forget Mom -- at 4:15 p.m., it's all about YOU!

Thank you for taking care of bath time every night. Bubby and Smush love bath time, but I think they really love it because of how fun you make it. Also, thank you for cleaning Smush's poo out of the tub all three times. That was nasty and I would have died.

Thank you for doing the whole bedtime routine, too -- teeth brushing, hair-combing, story. You really are something.

Thank you for playing with the kids. Swimming, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders (I know that's not your favorite), Princess Yahtzee, park days. Even rough-housing. I know, I act like I hate it, but I secretly love it. (Just try not to drop Smush on his head, mmkay?)

Thank you for getting up with the kids on the weekends and letting me sleep in. Oh, how I loooooooove sleeping in.

Thank you for being such a fabulous husband. Being a good husband is an important part of being a good dad. Our son is seeing your example and is learning how to be a real man to his future wife. Props.

Thank you for all the hot dates. Thank you for always letting me pick the restaurant and acting happy when we spend forever at Forever 21 (fitting, huh?). I also like when we stay in for date night and have peanut butter caramel popcorn while watching Netflix in bed. You are the best movie-snuggling buddy.

Thank you for always loving me and making me feel like a billion bucks. You never fail to tell me I'm beautiful, even when I think I look like trash. Our kids know you love their mother.

You are the best dad around -- can't believe how lucky I got in snagging you! Best husband, best dad AND best kisser -- even with your beard.

(Hopefully, I'll have some news about the beard soon! In the meantime, you'll just have to wonder if my husband's becoming a hipster.)

Happy Fathers' Day, Dill. I predict there will be chocolate in your future.

Your Wife and Kidlets


  1. I had to come look just for the beard picture! Easter Pageant next year? haha! Too funny!

  2. Awwww, shucks. That was really nice of you. I do look with facial hair and of course I tell you that you are beautiful, because you are.

    I love our kids, bubbs and smush are wonderful.

    I love chocolate, I am very excited for chocolate. Mmmmmmmmmm.... chocolate!

  3. I actually really like the beard on him. And I don't like beards.

  4. What a sweet post! And seriously, dillon looks fabulous with the beard! Go hipster! I'll be getting him an ugly sweater as soon as a find one at the thrift store.

  5. Peanut butter popcorn? Do share!


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