Now that we have children he’s become even more of a pack rat. He holds on to the crude preschool pictures and the backwards spelling of their names. He takes pride in the scribbles and stick figures and chalk drawings on the sidewalk (if only they didn’t wash away in the rain…).
I know that for Father’s Day he’d love nothing more than a special, handmade card from each of his kiddos.
And I won’t lie. He’d probably enjoy some quiet time on the porch swing with a good book and a bottle or two of his favorite beer. I think we can probably make that happen.
He’s a great husband, and a wonderful father. We’re all pretty lucky he’s our number one guy.
I’m sharing some handmade Father’s Day cards that would be perfect for your toddlers to give their dads. They’re special. They’re unique.
Just like the guy who carries them on his shoulders when they’re too tired to walk. The guy who can make them giggle like no one else.
The guy who loves them with the love that only a father can give. Pack rat or not.
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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