Ella from Notes from home has started the Friday club again and this week’s topic is five things I want you to know about your father.
Now boys, I could tell you your father is a great man, a giving, loving, caring and respected man, but hopefully you will already know this. At the moment your Daddy is your hero, the person you most look up to and also the person you most want to be. As far as I am concerned that will tell you all you ever need to know about your Daddy, so instead I am going to tell you some other things about the man I am proud to call my husband.
- He is the perfect person to have on your team at a music quiz. We were once asked not to go back to a pub’s quiz as we always won! He has an eclectic taste in music ranging from 50’s to recent, but his favourite bands include The Icicle Works, The Wonder Stuff, Green Day and Kasabian.
- He is my best friend. Before he was my husband and your Daddy he was my best friend and even after all these years he still is. So do not forget that we love each other, are in love with each other (yes that may sound yucky) and hope to remain so, long after you have flown the nest. The fact that he is not afraid to show his love is something you should be proud of.
- Your Daddy is way clever. I know you are going to get to an age when you think you know everything and us old wrinklies are seriously out of touch and thick, but let me assure you, your father is one of the cleverest people I know. He never flaunts it and it so gracious with it, so he never comes across as smarmy, just smart.
- He loves you both unconditionally and is very proud to be your Daddy. He waited a long time to be a father and now he is, he makes sure he does it to the best of his ability. When you were both born he was the first person to hold both of you, the first person to change your nappies and also was home every night to bath you. He did more than his fair share of the late nights and early mornings and made sure that he slept in with you both every Saturday night to give me some sleep. Not once did he complain about it. He used to take you out early Saturday morning, so as not to wake me and loved carrying both of you in the sling and was proud to be seen pushing you in your pram
- You Daddy is a rock. He has been there for me through thick and thin and has also been there for my family. When my Dad died, he drove me all the way home to North Yorkshire from Berkshire and then stayed with me for over five weeks, taking leave from work. During both of my pregnancies with you he rearranged his working schedule to inject medication in to me three times a day. When I have been in hospital he has burned the candle at both ends ensuring that he spent time with both you and me and tried to meet his work commitments. He believes in doing good and being good. If he can help, then he will.
Your father is an amazing man and I am lucky to have met him and to have been blessed to be his wife. You could both do a lot worse then turn out to be like your Daddy.