The best thing about being a dad is having kids that love you. Recently, I was told that I won the March / April contributor giveaway. I was stunned! It’s very rare that I win anyting. Let’s just say that I have been using the Polaroid CUBE+ a lot.
This past weekend was not my weekend to have the kids, but since I haven’t seen them in about two weeks, I got to spend some time with them Sunday afternoon and evening. So let me recount the fun things we did. My parents were able to drive me to pick up the kids. I got to sit in the back seat with them. It was so much fun as we laughed, tickled, and cuddled. When we got to the house, I had their help putting up glow-in-the-dark stars in the room that they should be sleeping in (not my room). I asked the kids where they wanted the stars and then after we were finished, my daughter tells me that it looks like a “6” or a “9” depending on how she positioned herself on the bed.
The next adventure was blowing up a zebra pool. They really ought to make pumps for those things as I only have so much air to give. Thankfully, the sun had passed over the house and provided a nice shade. I guess, though, when you’re in the shade and there’s a breeze every once in a while there’s bound to be someone who complains about being cold. Keep in mind the temperature was in the mid 70’s. I think they may be getting too big for a kiddie pool. Maybe it is time to move up to the next big option.
As a kid, I can remember making forts and how much I loved doing it. Well, this year for their birthday, I bought them a Crazy Fort set. I really should have bought two as it seems to be such a hit! our basement is big enough that it has one of thos play things you can climb on and slide down. I thought it would be fun to expand off of that and make a really cool fort. I’m jealous because it has an inside slide. Later, I adjusted the toy kitchen that I had to use to help prop up one of the corners. This provided an “outside” kitchen and they put up some chairs to have an outside picnic.
As all nice things have to come to an end, I had to go back to work this morning. The best thing about this morning was that my daughter woke up, came downstairs, and cuddled with me while I ate breakfast. I asked if I should try and wake her brother and she said I should. I went upstairs to wake him, but poor kiddo was wiped out. I told him I had to go to work. No response. I told him I loved him and he responded, “I love you too, Daddy.” What a great way to start off a Monday. Am I right? Of course I am.