Indeed, this special day should be like any other day. NORMAL.
Even though I didn’t get breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day, I made sure he gets it. However, as we all slept in & I jumped out of bed at 9.15am & got the kids to help with an easy breakfast – toasted ham & cheese sandwich – one of his favorite, by the time we got it to him, we found him in the bathroom – brushing his teeth. At least I tried.
No cards but I got him a T-shirt from Kmart that says “#1 DAD”. Hey, how many of you actually got one? I even sent one to Grandpa (his dad) who lives one world away – one that says “World’s greatest Grandad”.
June is another crazy month – end of school year parties (gifts for teachers), 2 of my kids birthdays and they all want a birthday party. Plus, I have to get Father’s Day gifts & his mom’s birthday is on June 26. This year she is turning 70 and we have no clue what to send to her. The card is still sitting on the desk, all signed.
Still, I promise myself I will show my love for him by writing the top 10 things why I think he deserved a Happy Father’s Day.
1. He helps me with dirty dishes and laundry.
2. He wakes up early (& lets me sleep in) on weekends and make pancakes for the kids.
3. He takes the kids to ballet, soccer, baseball or swimming when I needs his help.
5. He runs out to buy milk when we run out.
6. He puts the kids to bed almost every night. (In the last 2 years since I got too involved with PTO stuff)
7. He helps with the kids science project.
8. He helps with homework when I am not able to. (Frequently this year as I got too involved in PTO stuff)
9. He helps to cook dinner when I am not able to. (he knows I dislike buying takeouts)
10. Last but not least, he is always there when we needed him.
WE LOVE YOU, DADDY!