Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Devoted Daddy

This post is mainly for Brian. However, it can't hurt to let others know how special I think he is! As a result of our fun, long weekend, he has been working extra long hours to keep up with the workload. Yesterday, he was gone from 7:30 am to 8:15 pm. We really missed him. Not only do I miss his help, but I miss having someone to talk to (that is, someone older than 5!).

Last night, when it was supper time, I told the kids to come to the table. They asked if we would be eating when Daddy got home. I told them he was working late and we would have to eat without him. It is our routine to wait to eat together so this was a little strange to them. Then I told them Daddy probably wouldn't be home until after they were in bed but that he would hug and kiss them as soon as he got home. Gavin got all teary-eyed and said, "But then we'll be asleep." After bedtime snack, we settled down on the couch to read a few books before bed. Usually, bedtime is at 8, but since I was operating alone, I was a little behind. Suddenly, we heard the key in the door and the book was forgotten. Brian became a human tree for awhile as all three kids climbed on his back and chattered about the day.

Brian often puts the oldest two kids to bed and reads them a chapter or two from a book. (Currently they are reading The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon by Thorton W. Burgess.) I didn't expect him to do that last night since he had just walked in the door and hadn't eaten supper yet. However, he said he wanted to and carried them piggy-back off to bed. Today will be another long day without him, but we know he wants to be with us as much as we want him here. We love you, Brian!

1 comment:

  1. I can't remember how I stumbled onto your blog - but this post is sweet! I love how daddies, who you know are hungry and tired, can take time to do the things they always do - it means so much to us as mommy's and even more to the little ones who find this normal oso comforting!


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