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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