Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father’s Day: Sneak Preview

A few days ago, Eddie made me an early Father’s Day card. It brought me great joy. It’s two-sided. I’ve scanned it and included the scanned images below.

Note: The words circling the sun read “Love to Dad” (written in reverse).  Eddie says the words are meant to look like the rays of the sun.

Like any good dad, I think I’ve got the greatest kids in the world. When I put them to bed at night, I almost always recite to each of them individually: “I love you so much. You make me smile. I’m so glad I’m your dad. You make me soooooooo happy.” It’s a standardized phrase at this point, but it is my hopes that the standardization will help my boys to grow up remembering exactly what I always told them. More importantly, it is my hopes that they will believe and know that what I told them is true. (All of the glaring shortcomings of their father notwithstanding.)

In related news, Melanie has already agreed (at her suggestion) to make a pot roast, “funeral potatoes,” and apple cobbler for Father’s Day dinner. I can hardly wait.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this!!!! And I love what you say to them at bedtime. I think it's special and you should never stop telling them- no matter how big or "cool" they get. You are awesome! Happy Father's Day!