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!


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! :)

Anonymous 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!!!