Father’s Day is a tricky holiday in our home. It comes 6 weeks before my husband’s birthday so I can’t use up all my great ideas at once, but, even worse, Father’s Day is only a month after Mother’s Day.
Scott doesn’t exactly know how to do things small — this year he bought me a new computer for Mother’s Day. SURPRISE. HOLY CRAP. Granted I had been beating my current laptop when it ran slow and/or the keys stuck so it was probably for his sanity as much as mine, but STILL.
Scott is also normal in that he loves surprises and presents and going places instead of doing the same thing every year like me: sleep-in, wear pjs all day, eat sushi, eat cake if applicable. Scott is impossible to please!
I also set the bar ridiculously high by making him this amazing Father’s Day book with photos of his first year with our oldest back in 2007.
Although I haven’t been able to surpass my first gift, Scott has surpassed his fathering greatness every year, which is pretty amazing since he’s always been Super Dad. He continues to be a more loving, caring, generous and mindful dad as our children grow.
He is exactly what my children need when they need him.
He lets them go when they need to fly.
And if they fall, he brushes them off and teaches them how to keep going.
He gives our children the gifts of laughter, knowledge and encouragement at every turn, and I just don’t know how to box that up for Father’s Day.
My children need for nothing not because he buys them presents (which he does a little more than he should) but because he lets my son and daughter know how much they are loved with snuggles and words and a willingness to play pony princess ninja cars daily.
Happy Father’s Day to Scott and to all the great dads out there.
Thank you for all you do for our children.
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