Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Dad for All Seasons

It's no secret that SwingDaddy is an amazing father to our children.

He'll roughhouse with Q-ster, featuring the legendary tickle-tackle. He makes trips to the park. Outings to Fry's Electronics, which for Bay Area geeks falls into the category of excellent father-son activity, like going fishing. Sure, he does all those traditional things and does them well.

There's a lot more to it though. At four in the morning, he'll be helping me throw a set of onesies soaked in baby barf into the wash and wipe up the micro dude. He's endlessly patient with Q-ster, even when the little dude has missed his nap and gets what even a three year old would call irrational. He does quality time and quantity time both.

I see how he snugly holds each of our boys, how Q-ster adores and looks up to his daddy and know that Buster will do the same, just as soon as he can control his own neck muscles.

Sweetie - I wouldn't have this amazing family without you. Obviously, for the biological reasons, but also because I don't know if I would have been brave enough to shoulder the responsibilities and therefore receive all the joy.

Happy Father's Day to all you dads!

Especially to my dad, who showed me the kind of man I should looking for.

P.S. I fully realize I ended that last sentence with a preposition, but inverted phrase, although grammatically correct, just didn't have the right sound. I'm sure you can handle it.

P.P.S. The photo is an old pic of SwingDaddy with baby Q-ster.


Mamacita Tina said...

Happy Father's Day to SwingDaddy!

A sweet post to a great guy.

kittenpie said...

Oh! I don't think I've ever seen a picture of SwingDaddy!

I'm with you on needing someone who will help with the nitty-gritty stuff, too. Misterpie was walking Pumpkinpie around the hallways of the hospital from night 1, and we wouldn't be able to do this without that kind of teamwork, especially given my work schedule. Good daddies are a great thing.

ewe are here said...

Lovely post . . . you have two lucky boys.

YF said...

Love it. I am glad you added the second PS because I was going to comment how much he looks like Q! SD is an amazing dad, I can say that as he was often the only dad in the moms group - So I saw it w/ my own eyes! Happy dad's day!

Mayberry said...

OK, I'm still laughing over the P.S. Happy belated Father's Day!

wayabetty said...

I'm so sorry I haven't visited and I've been scrolling down to read the post where you gave birth, and I can't find it! A late congrats to you and SwingDaddy! He's adorable, both dad and baby!

Would you send me the post of the baby stats when you have the chance? Thanks Lady M!