My kids are pretty lucky to have a good dad in their lives. I'm not sure they really appreciate him yet, but I hope they will one day, soon. He takes care of them, reads to them, takes them to Target, makes sure they get outdoor time, plays with them, makes up silly songs for them.
Not all kids get to grow up with a dad like that, or even a dad at all. I want to make sure my kids know that they are loved by lots of people in their lives, but the love that comes from their dad is so much more than anything they can ever know at this point.
So here's to dads, granddads, uncles, and the other special men involved in the lives of children. We love you and appreciate the time you spend with the kids.
This is an idea I found on Pinterest, which is the best thing ever as far as internet and social media go.
This is not an original idea by me. See here.
We did a few other crafts I found on Pinterest (link to my boards) as well. We made a tin can bird feeder, painted by the kids. Some coloring pages and all about dad sheets. Check out my Family, Coloring, and Crafts boards for those pins, as I don't have photos because I had to hide them for the time being.
You know, being a parent has it's difficult moments, and I think those start at around 18 months of age and well, it hasn't really gotten any easier now that the kids can communicate, walk, feed themselves, and use the bathroom by themselves. You'd think it would make life go a little smoother when they can do things for themselves, and sometimes it does, but then other things pop up that you didn't give any time to think about. Sibling squabbling, I mean, I knew it would occur I just didn't realize it would happen so soon. They do enjoy each other but it can deescalate fairly quickly.
We have been working on listening the first time and following directions. It baffles me that they don't do this consistently. We have been learning Bible verses and talking about why it is important to do what Mommy and Daddy say, but, oh it's trying.
So, we try our best and keep at it. One day we will see the benefits of all of the hard work that goes into raising children to become responsible adults. (Won't we? We will, right? Say yes!)
Photos from here and here.
That's us! We're like a Superhero Child Raising Team doing the most okayest job we can. Go Team! *high five*cheers*
Happy Father's Day!