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.
…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.
…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.
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
What other nonconventional “on a Father’s Day card” lessons has your husband/significant other taught your child?
What did your dad teach you?