Happy Father’s Day!

I wrote a post for Mother’s Day, so I thought it would be fitting to write one for Father’s Day as well. I spoke about how my expectations for Mother’s Day and other special occasions are often inflated, which leaves me disappointed when things don’t go as planned. I notice that my husband, father, brother, brother in law, and father in law on special occasions such as this, are just happy to be recognized and don’t need much fanfare. I don’t know if this is true of all men or just of the important men in my life. Maybe, I just got lucky…

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Shoshana and her Daddy on one of our trips to Urgent Care

My kids both male and female expect a ticket tape parade and a marching band for their special days. One of my sons recently complained, “there is a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, but why isn’t there a kids’ day?” My husband’s response to this was, “every day is kid’s day!” Ain’t that the truth! It’s not uncommon for them to plan their birthdays in intricate details months in advance. I’m continuously wondering how to get my kids to appreciate what they have.

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Pirates on vacation.  

Working in an area where many of the children do not have a father in the picture, I realize how fortunate my children are to have a loving father, who gives his all each and every day to them.

⁃ This man will often work all night and will be up in time to get the kids ready and off to school.

⁃ He will drive to the hockey rink 6 times a week for practices and games. (Full disclosure: 2 of the days are for his games.).

Hustling on the ice…   

⁃ He will attend every school event/assembly that I can’t make due to my work schedule.

⁃ He folds mountains of laundry several times per month. (Partially, because my folding ability is sub par. I only lasted a summer working in the Gap. Mike would have been employee of the year with his folding skills. )

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⁃ He can take apart just about any appliance and fix it.

Mike fixing the dishwasher.  I am in awe of his skills.   

⁃ He is in the process of training our fourth child, Reese, who is as challenging as his human siblings. Fortunately, our 2 legged children don’t eat everything in sight.

Our four legged son and his favorite person.

⁃ He recognizes when I need a mommy time out and will give me the reprieve I need.

⁃ He does the majority of this without complaint & with a smile on his face.

When we were young…  

How did we all get so lucky?

My Dad and my oldest at Disney World. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the daddy’s out there, especially to my baby daddy/partner in crime! A special shout out to my own father who taught me lessons in unconditional love, as well as the value of education and money management. He’s been one of my cheerleaders in my life. Happy Father’s Day to you all!!

My hubby has always had his hands full!  

20 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day!

  1. Such a lovely post! And what an amazing idea is that picture at the end – brilliant! Makes me want to think of something like that for my own family. 😊 Hope you all had an amazing day. 🙏🏽

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    1. Thank you! We will have to try to recreate it with the puppy someday! I hope your family enjoyed Father’s Day as well!

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  2. Hi I found you on swimmers. Nice to meet you!!!

    This post is completely heartwarming. You have such a beautiful family. I was absorbed by your words.They describe the epitome of a happy family. Thank you for sharing this, it was absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Nice to meet you too! Thank you for the sweet comment. I look forward to checking out your blog as well!!

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      1. Many thanks, much appreciated! 🙂

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  3. What a lovely & thoughtful post recognizing your husband. I truly believe that successful relationships are a result of mutual respect between two partners & the ability to be appreciate of things they do big or small. I’m sure your husband felt very appreciated yesterday & always! xo

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    1. Aww thank you for your kind words! I agree with you wholeheartedly!

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  4. Your husband sounds like an amazing father and husband. So happy for you!

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  5. Beautiful! You thoughtful person! I loved it. So many truths. Men really do pick up where we need it. So thankful for them! Happy belated Father’s Day!

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  6. You have a beautiful family and you are blessed with a wonderful hubby, its only fitting that you would celebrate him :-). Enjoyed reading the post

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  7. This is so sweet! I hope you enjoyed your father’s day ❤️ Beautiful family!

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  8. I love this so much! Sometimes the daddy’s in our lives don’t get the credit they deserve. I know my husband doesn’t! I try to show him even more so on Father’s Day, even when he doesn’t expect it:) You most definitely have an awesome husband/daddy! I hope he had a great Father’s Day!

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  9. Your post was beautiful.

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  10. What a lovely celebration of the little things! It does matter that you can share the burden of folding, and, for that matter, all the mundane things that keep life ticking over. The best relationships are teamies, and he’s lucky to have you cheering him on too.

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  11. I’m Mexicowe have a children’s day, it’s celebrated on April 30th.

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