Sunday, June 16, 2013

Daddy Day.

It's Daddy Day.  

One year ago we still had no idea we would be adding sweet #4 to the gaggle of girls we have going on here at home.  Instead of me blathering on like usual, I thought this post might be better off left to the kids.  (Of course, with a little commentary in the appropriate places.  So without further ado and completely unedited...)

Peanut is 9.  Ladybug is 6.  Lovey is 3, nearly 4.  And Cupcake is 3 1/2 months.   

(You can read more about our sweet family by checking out my new and improved "About Me" page!)

1. What is something Dad always says to you?
Peanut - I think you're awesome and you're beautiful.

Ladybug - I love you.
Lovey - Pick up your room.
Cupcake - (*blows raspberry*)

2. What makes Dad happy?

Peanut - Making a card.
Ladybug - Us.
Lovey - Kisses.  Cleaning our rooms.  Heart pictures.
Cupcake - (*gurgle*)

3. What makes Dad sad?
Peanut - Not obeying.
Ladybug - Not having us.
Lovey - When we don't clean up our rooms.  (You got that right!)
Cupcake - (*more gurgling*)

4. How does Dad make you laugh?

Peanut - Saying something weird.
Ladybug - Silly jokes.
Lovey - Monsters with stretchy hair.  (I have no idea what she is saying.)
Cupcake - (*gummy grin*)

5. What was Dad like as a child?

Peanut - Being really cute.
Ladybug - He had a bunny and a great family.
Lovey - He took baths and read books like a pretty girl.  (Someone is being silly...)
Cupcake -  (*coo*)

6. How old is Dad?  

Peanut - 32.  (Close.)
Ladybug - 32   (Ummm... still close.)
Lovey - 3 like me.  (Not quite.)
Cupcake -  (*drooling*)

(He is 33.)

7. How tall is Dad?

Peanut - 3 or 4 feet.  (Not even tall enough to ride the roller coaster.)
Ladybug - Bigger than you.  (This is true.)
Lovey - This big.  (*arms outstretched as big as they will go*)
Cupcake - (*more drooling*  Perhaps it's time to run and get the burp rag?)

8. What is his favorite thing to do?
Peanut - Talk and hang out.
Ladybug - Play with us.
Lovey - Put lotion on his face.  Or eat lotion.  (Lovey, I think YOU are the one who eats lotion...)
Cupcake - (*Mommy wiping the chin*)


9. What does Dad do when you're not around?

Peanut - Eat chocolate.  (Maybe his secret stash is not quite so secret...)
Ladybug - Work most of the time.
Lovey - Leave and play games.
Cupcake - (*blows another raspberry*)


10. If your Dad becomes famous, what will it be for?

Peanut - Hunting.
Ladybug - Discovering fossils.  (Mmmm... okay.)
Lovey - He would kill pink dinosaurs with a gun.  (Oh, honey...)
Cupcake - (*still blowing raspberries*)

11. What is your Dad really good at?

Peanut - Making monkey fists.  (To clarify, this is a little contraption The Man makes out of paracord.  It IS pretty cool.)
Ladybug - Making bracelets.  (To clarify further, The Man sometimes makes survival "arm bands" also out of paracord.  You know... just to clarify.)
Lovey - Doing his computer.
Cupcake - (*Mommy pops in the pacifier to stop the raspberry spittle*)

12. What is your dad not very good at?

Peanut - Feeding the baby.  (Ha!  Yes.)
Ladybug - Basketball.  (I don't recall ever seeing The Man play basketball so I'm sure this is true.)
Lovey - Trying to run fast like me.  (No.  One.  Runs as fast as you, Lovey.)
Cupcake - (*finally passed out cold from all that drooling and raspberry blowing*)

13. What does your dad do for his job?

Peanut - Plans all the fun games.
Ladybug - Youth pastor.
Lovey - Works on a pink computer.   (Wishful thinking, my dear one.)
Cupcake - (*still snoozing*)

14. What is your dad's favorite food?

Peanut - Steak.  (Yes!)
Ladybug - Chicken.  (More yes!)
Lovey - A bean stalk with magic beans.  (What???) 
Cupcake - (*zzzzzzzzzz*)

15. What makes you proud of your dad?
Peanut - He helps give me a great birthday.
Ladybug - Because he is our dad.
Lovey - When he comes home.  (I'm glad he comes home, too.)
Cupcake - (*zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*)

16. If Dad were on TV, who would he be?

Peanut - A survivor guy like on Man vs. Wild(Most likely!)
Ladybug - A clown.  (He does tell some amazing knock-knock jokes.)
Lovey - A girl mermaid with pink hair.  (Okay, I think someone is done with these questions.)
Cupcake - (*zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... restless legs begin kung fu fighting... zzzzzzzzz*)

17. What do you and your dad do together?

Peanut - Play Minecraft.
Ladybug - Go on dates.
Lovey - I sit on his lap and watch him do games with Ichtar Tarpick.  (Lovey always says Daddy plays "Ichtar" with his "Tarpick."  Say it out loud.  Get it yet?  The Man thought it was worthy of a Guild Wars character.  I don't care what it is, but the next animal we get seriously has to be named Ichtar.)
Cupcake - (*zzzzzzzzz... toot! Zzzzzzz....*  Oh.  No.)

18. How are you and your dad the same?

Peanut - We both have allergies.
Ladybug - We play on the computer.
Lovey - Our hair.  (*sigh*)
Cupcake - (*Toot.  Toot.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz*  Come on, we're almost done here.)

19. How are you and your dad different?

Peanut - I am not a boy.
Ladybug - I play with toys.  He plays with a computer.  (Wait.  Doesn't this directly contradict your prior statement?)
Lovey - I shake my booty.  (*shaking my head*)
Cupcake - (*gummy grin*  Well, I'm glad someone is enjoying this....)

20. How do you know your dad loves you?

Peanut - Because we're his kids.
Ladybug - Because he's our daddy.
Lovey - In my heart.
Cupcake - (*blows another raspberry*  Annnnnddd... it's off to the changing table we go.)

All that to say...

Happy Father's Day to the best daddy in town.  You make us smile.



Love & Coffee.


(You might also enjoy reading this post I wrote for my own dad, who is the other best daddy in town. Click here to keep reading:  Daddy.)


And here's Grandpa, too:

 
 And Grandpie.  (I miss you more every day!)


Happy Father's Day, Everybody!


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tastes like carrots.

I looked at The Man. He matched my stare.  I daintily sipped mine.  He cautiously sampled his.  My mind searched.  His, too.  It must have been mere seconds, but it certainly seemed much more.  Gingerly returning his cup to the saucer, The Man uttered, "It tastes like..."

"Carrots?" I offered.

"Yes, carrots.  Exactly like carrots."

The long-awaited, specially ordered, paid-too-much-for coffee tastes like...

Carrots.

Disappointment abounds.

End.  Of.  Story.


Love & coffee.




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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Better than a card.

For The Man.

So you're not into cards.  Here you go:

Happy Anniversary.  

11 years.  (Does this make us old yet?)

10 of them with kids.  (What exactly did we do with our time when we were always saying we were busy before they got here?  Yeah, I don't know either.)


9 vehicles.  (Remember when the '72 AMC Hornet died?  Again.  And me "pushing" it down Fleur Drive with the Lumina?  Those were the days.)

8 houses.  (Wowza!  We should stop moving.  Like, seriously.)

7 cell phones. (When we got married, we still had phones with antennas you had to extend to make a call.  And we thought text messages were ridiculous.  Who in their right mind would ever do that???  It will never catch on...)


6 in the family.  (We've multiplied ourselves times three!  Now THAT is something.)


5 trips to ER for your fish allergy.  (I think we have learned some very valuable lessons here.  Let's not tempt fate in the future... and that's all I will say about that.)

4 daughters.  (So last year at this time, who knew there would be four???  Ha!)

3 snow shovels.  (Maybe this year we'll stop misplacing the previous year's shovel and not buy another new one.  Or maybe we'll just stop moving reducing our chances of misplacing it in the first place.  In some cultures, three snow shovels might bring good luck.  Or it might just mean we have an astonishing amount of snow shovels.)

2 star-crossed lovers.  (Well, most days.  Some days I'm just cross.  But kiss me and do the dishes and that will usually turn things around.)

1 bottle of Fuzzy Peach Perfume Oil from the Body Shop.  (I know it's your favorite.  And they don't make it anymore.  But I'll still let you sniff the bottle, because we are celebrating something special.)



I said all that to say this...

I.  Love.  You.


  
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(I really love that guy...)



Love & coffee.


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