Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Baby Daddy

Every year around this time, I do a post like this.   It's almost my favorite post.  I love doing it.  I love celebrating this man of mine....and so, in the spirit of Father's Day...

My baby daddy:

  • maintains his own business, and has been consistently busy for NINE years without having to advertise.  At all.
  • Can build houses in a single bound.  :)
  • Finishes everything he starts.  Yes, everything.

  • Has a red beard
  • likes a clean house (oops)
  • is painfully organized.
  • will ALWAYS answer "yes" when the boys ask him to read a book to them

  • has a cute tush.  :)  (sorry)
  • had a hunch I was pregnant before I did.
  • believes that you should "walk the walk" before you "talk the talk"
  • has an infectious belly laugh
  • has good teeth (sorry, but it's a good trait to have, right?!?!)
  • is already sporting a ROCKIN' farmer's tan
  • needs a hair cut
  • is tight with money
  • hasn't had a drop of beer in over 2 years
  • believes that you have to respect a position, but the person in that position also needs to EARN it
  • has a servant's heart



  • is a problem-solver, by nature
  • enjoys a snack of tortilla chips and cottage cheese (don't knock it until you try it)
  • is a great blend of his mother's passion and his father's compassion

  • has been very helpful and patient with me this pregnancy
  • visibly MELTED when he found out we were going to have a little girl
  • Got up at 6 am on Father's Day to clean up a branch that fell overnight. (sorry, neighbors!)



  • does not believe in judging people based on their appearance or ethnicity
  • has integrity, and stands on his own two feet
  • eats whatever dinner-concoction I make without fail.  Even if its gross.  Never complains.
  • Gets along (a little too well!) with my family.


  • LOVES teaching the boys new things, and LOVES it when they "get it"
  • is loyal....crazy loyal
  • thinks I'm cute- no matter what my weight is



  • reads and educates himself daily on domestic and world events
  • knows how to think for himself
  • is hard core conservative- bordering on libertarian
  • is ridiculously intelligent (see previous 3 statements)



  • remembers to water the garden when I forget....daily
  • simultaneously loves and hates that I'm so stubborn  :)
  • returns cans and bottles because he knows its my least favorite thing to do in the whole world.
  • LOVES kids




  • has managed to steer completely clear of the "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality
  • is totally debt free.  No exceptions.
  • is starting to loose patience with our "Little Miss Pees-alot" puppy



  • would rather be working or at home with his family over hanging out with friends- any day.
  • has rough calloused hands that can touch so tenderly
  • would rather have a small thoughtful homemade gift than a big expensive flashy one
  • has an amazing work ethic
  • is worthy of my love, admiration and respect


I'm so glad to be in this game dancing the mine-fields with you, my dear.  I'm glad we're a team.  I'm grateful to have you .  Everyday.  Even though I've got 2.3 kids competing with me for this position, I'm your biggest fan.  Thank you for everything you do.  We love you!


4 comments:

mrsmarkdave said...

That is so special!!!!
Wish you guys lived closer to us. I have some projects in our house I'd like to have done but I don't trust any contractors to do them. So, I just go without :-)

My Three Sons said...

I think I love him. Happy Father's Day to your Baby Daddy! :)

ememby.com said...

I can't wait to see how he melts when he meets baby girl!

Mama M. said...

Love...and yes, I'm quite certain our husbands need to meet. I think they'd be two peas in a pod!!!