Happy Fathers Day to my Unmarried Domestic Parter, my favorite human around. If you haven’t met Greg yet, you are really missing out. I feel lucky every day (not all day every day because that would be weird and just unrealistic since he is very disgusting) that I get to co-parent with this guy.
I love that Greg is such an involved Dad. He is out on the ice coaching Maddy’s hockey, he takes her to her tennis lesson an hour early so he can get some one-on-one practice in with her, he volunteers at her school to coach the before-school gym class twice a week, and he even goes to her dance recitals (lets be real no one really enjoys dance recitals but it’s just part of the gig). He took it upon himself to buy a book on teaching your kid how to read and sits with her every morning going over letters, sounds, and “sight words”, despite the fact that Maddy cannot sit still for more than a few minutes and this is a very trying event in our home. (I have participated a few mornings and let me tell you, you need A LOT of patience to do that activity and he does this every. single. day). He is super specific about the food she eats and makes her eat a bowl of oatmeal every day, which now she actually enjoys. He let her stay up until 2am the night of the Super Bowl because he was just so excited and wanted to let her enjoy the moment with him. He loves babies and encouraged me to start pumping bottles very early on after Jack was born so he could get up in the middle of the night to feed him. He made it a point to attend every prenatal appointment when I was pregnant and continues to attend any and all doctors appointments our kids have. I could literally go on and on and on and on about all the wonderful things he does for our kids. But I won’t because you’re probably getting a smidge bored.
And on top of all of this he is just very good looking, which is a plus for me as well as our children who are both very cute in my opinion (and everyone elses).
So Greg, I wish you a very happy Fathers Day. Maddy, Jack, and I love you so much and we all know how lucky we are to have you. Never stop making ridiculous comments and crazy threats to our kids (like threatening to light Maddy’s toys on fire), because without them I don’t think those sweet moments would be as sweet.
And I wish a very happy Fathers Day to all you Dad’s out there. I hope you all had a great day and I really hope you were able to sleep late, because we all know that’s the best present you can get on a day like today.