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For Being

For all of the days, thank you…

…for teaching the boy child that farts are better appreciated when you hold mom down under a blanket

…for spending two hours on the carpet sorting, assembling, and watching him destroy your Lego creation within a matter of seconds, all the while knowing that you’re going to have to spend two hours digging the f*cking pieces out of MY feet.

…for teaching him that toilets are just for decoration.

…for teaching him that you never jump off of or onto a bandwagon just because everyone else started rooting for a team that actually wins.

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…for teaching him to never eat the last two inches of anything in a box because it’s tainted.

…for teaching him how to be polite when we have house guests and that the beer is on the second shelf of the fridge.

…for teaching him how to immediately tell me that I “look very beautiful today” when getting caught doing something fishy.

…for teaching him that your face is not meant to catch baseballs.

…for teaching him that learning nursery rhymes teach you nothing about real life quite like AC/DC does.

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…for being the hands that tickle the laughs out of his belly.

…for being the ears who will always listen intently no matter what the story may be.

…for being the arms that hold him tightly and keep him safe.

…for being the shoulders that catch broken tears or a trusting spot to lay his tired head.

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And for all of the days when I can’t, thank you for always being the hero that gives him all of the things he needs and so much more.

 

Happy Baby Daddy’s Day

xoxo

What other nonconventional “on a Father’s Day card” lessons has your husband/significant other taught your child?

What did your dad teach you?

 

 

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36 comments to For Being

  • oh that last picture.
    My heart.
    I’m a mess.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Leighann, All I have to say is “Hugz”

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  • I am in a mixed state because of this post. Laughing at the top half–hard, and tearing up at the second half and that last line, woman, you know how to go right for the heart and funny bone all together now…

    My daddy taught me how to tie my shoes, my alphabet (he said I couldn’t go to Kindergarten without those two skills, “the teacher doesn’t have time to be helping 26 kids tie their shoes.”), he taught me how to ride a two wheeler, which I finally sort of mastered at 7 and now at 39 have totally lost the skill–as of yesterday my 7 year old surpassed all of my skills there when she scared me to death by riding no-hands. He taught me how to fix the brakes on my car and change the oil on said old beater. My daddy might have struggled with that whole marriage skill, but he rocked the daddy gig. I miss him terribly.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Charity, WHa??? Now that guy? Pretty awesome. I couldn’t do anything with the car if it broke. I’d just sit there and cry. Stupid cars. Your stupid Jeep.

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  • sweet. You’re really just a big ole softie underneath it all. ;-)

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Lady Jennie, Sometimes :)

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  • Jen

    My dad is a plumber, so he taught this girl how to plunge a toilet like a boss and how to diagnose most plumbing problems. He also taught me how to deer hunt.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Jen, Now that is bad ass. Now I know where to turn to when Chunky flushes a roll of toilet paper along with other ahem…waste.

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  • Too, too cute! Happy Father’s Day to your baby’s Daddy! Hope you all have a super fabbo day! My dad taught me to love horror movies even when I was scared to death at 10years old. But yo, The HOWLING was super scary!!

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Angelia Sims, Wha?! Oh man…now that is something special. I’d be terrified. I still can’t watch them. I couldn’t get through 2 minutes of The Ring.

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  • So so so very sweet :) Happy baby daddy to your baby daddy. That picture of your boys sticking tongues out with ACDC shirt and tie on shirt shirt? Too cute for words.

    All the best for a lovely weekend, momma. XOXO

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Charlotte, I was so sad that he grew out of that shirt…Chunky not Shawn…that picture is one of my all time favs xoxo

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  • Kim

    Oh, this is such a beautiful way to honor your “baby daddy!!!” I love it!!

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Kim, I always joke with him saying that I’m still unsure if he is the daddy. But as you can clearly see…they are two of a dorky kind. Hee hee.

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  • The boys in my family aren’t nearly gassy enough. I feel like I’ve been robbed.
    You’re the cutest family on earth. You know that, right?

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Tamara, Ummm…no…not robbed. I’ve shaved off 10 years of my life smelling them. Gross.

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  • Liv

    The last two inches are tainted? I’m doing it wrong.

    What a wonderful testament to your baby daddy. You’re lucky to have him.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Liv, Right?! Well it is all of the powder stuff and broken flakes. I mean, who has ever turned down the last bit of Lucky Charms? That’s powder gold right there.

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    Liv Reply:

    @Kimberly, yep it’s me.

    Of course. Powdered gold!! You’ll have to reform him. But if that’s one of his only faults, you’re doing pretty well. I could introduce you to my ex – who has much worse quirks – and you would consider yourself a much luckier woman. ;-)

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  • Awwwww, Kimbers. This is so sweet! Happy Father’s Day to your dude.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Alison, The dude was spoiled. Kidding. I made him buy his own beer. In my defence, I had to wait for the stupid counter top people to show up. For a week…sigh…but he knew that.

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  • Beautiful :)

    My dad taught me cooking, and that there are cycles which need to be broken.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Considerer, Cycles…yes they do. That is a very vital lesson in my opinion…that is such a powerful statement.

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    Considerer Reply:

    @Kimberly, Yeah. One I’ve written on before. I just wish *I* was the one with the responsibility for breaking it. Alas.

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  • You’re funny Kim, you can give any message in such an interesting funny way. Thank you for your support on my Blog.

    About why my husband has taught my kids, I can’t think of many things except bad ones, but I think the most important good thing is to be fuuny, to laugh and live. i was the serious one, but he could make them laugh.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Nikky44, You always have to look on the sunny side…so cliché but you do. If you can find just one thing, just one, that helps tremendously. Laughter is amazing medicine but you need to feel that too babe. I bet…no I know that you mean so much to those kids. You just can’t see it when you’re in the thick of it all.

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  • zoe

    That toilet thing… I think that’s innate… I think it happens that way anyway! I think it just comes with the equipment.

    My dad taught me to whistle before I could talk… He used to whistle radio jingles for a living.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @zoe, Whistle before talking? Now that is some serious skills!
    Yea, I’ve given up on the fight for cleanliness. Their toilet resides in the basement now. If they don’t like it, they clean it. Kidding. I still clean it…damn

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  • This is great. Just perfect!

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @cyndy, He is…sometimes…hee hee

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  • What a lovely little list! Everything daddies lass down is special. I love how you captured it all!

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Tricia, Gotta find the funny always. Who needs a hallmark card when you can write one about life right?

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  • Aw, this is a great TToT post! Sounds like the baby daddy brings all sorts of fun to your house.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @christine, Oh he does. He keeps the boat a float :)

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  • Sweetest post ever? Clearly.

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    Kimberly Reply:

    @Megan (Best of Fates), Any posst with the kid in it is…clearly. I had 50% to do with his production.

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