June 20, 2011

One Father's Day

On Father's Day, Kevin woke up at 5:00 a.m. (or maybe earlier), to take over the fussy newborn. By 6:00, he was preparing cereal for the toddler. And when I woke up around 8:00, he was cuddling Colin while rocking Archer to sleep. At 9:00, he took Colin swimming, to give me a little bit of breathing room. At 11:00 he ran out to pick up lunch, because there wasn't any food in the house. At 1:00, he put Colin down for a nap and spent the next two hours cleaning up our flooded basement and running four loads of laundry, because we had neither clean clothes nor clean diapers in the house.

I don't really remember what happened the rest of the day--it was a bit of a blur--but somewhere in there he made dinner (shishkabob on the grill, in the pouring rain), kept Colin in smiles and giggles, and later persevered for over two hours to get that same child to sleep (final bedtime: 11:00 p.m.). He received neither gifts nor breakfast in bed nor a single moment to himself, but when I apologized for the lousy Father's Day as we finally fell asleep sometime after midnight, he said it hadn't been such a bad day. But he "coulda done without the flooded basement."

Happy Father's Day to the best father in the world!


Katie Parson said...

Oh man, our basement flooded last week too! Isnt the notion of a nonfunctional washer with a backlog of laundry terrifying! eeek!Although we dont have anyone in cloth diapers anymore, we have a bedwetter which means daily laundry or else PEE YEW!

Glad things are going well. And yes, this is well for a family of 4 with a newborn! All perfectly normal and probably better than average in the lovin department! I am a strong believer in oodles of cuddles too!

Rachel said...

Oh my. Sorry to hear about the basement. And sorry to hear about the lack of food. Can I run to the store for y'all?

Rachael said...

Oh wow! That is AMAZING! What a super dad! And husband.

Vicky said...

Superdad! You and your little ones are lucky to have such a wonderful man in your lives.

P.S: I'm also trying to find summer nursing clothes. Thats Anthro top is very pretty.