Sunday, June 18, 2006

A Tribute to Juggling Freak

Happy Father's Day, JF! In honor of dealing with: a cranky pregnant woman, and a baby that was overdue; first-time fatherhood; learning how to hold a newborn; countless diapers; laughing at me for squirting the cat with breast milk; for ear infections; for buying little teeny patent leather shoes that hurt like hell when you're kicked in the groin with them; snuggling on the couch with your precious baby girl; for crying when she had to go into the hospital; for coming home after a hard day's work to take care of a distraught Mommy and a fussy baby; for watching in astonishment as Offspring got up and walked; for the thousands of dollars we spent on pacifiers; for her first word; for birthday parties; for starting school; for almost drowning; for helping her with her homework; for doing all those science experiments - like building a hovercraft for her to ride; for trips to Disney World; for endless Xbox games; for introducing her to movies that she thought she'd hate; for being the only Dad on the Girl Scout camping trips; for helping with all those frickin' shoebox diaoramas; for being the "calm" parent.

We love you more than you could ever know!
Mom and RatChild

4 comments:

Anne Glamore said...

Ack!! Dioramas!! That IS a good dad!!

Yankee T said...

Aw, what a nice tribute to a terrific father.

purple_kangaroo said...

That's a great post.

KLee said...

Anne -- I *hate* those freakin dioramas! Offspring LOVES them. You can see the discrepancy here....

YT and P-K: Thank you. I'm rather fond of him. Think I'll keep him around for a little while longer. :)