Monday, September 28, 2009

All About Dad

Chris is such an awesome dad and husband too but I just think my children are so blessed to have him as their dad!!! He is very supportive and involved with homeschooling the girls. Anytime he is with them he uses that time to make teachable moments. For instance the other day he took the girls to the grocery store and as a treat let Ellie buy Kool-Aide and instead of just buying it he had her pick out certain colors and count out a certain number of packs. He really takes time to explain things to them and gets down on their level. He constantly tries to encourage imaginative play. A few weeks ago I was gone overnight and when I came home they had built a huge tent in the living room. It involved overturned furniture, clamps and lots of blankets. The week after that I came home to the girls wearing winter coats, gloves and hats and they were so excited because they had been pretending to play in the snow. They built a snowman out of trash bags and bean bags. It was really cool and just last weekend when I was leaving for a class he was painting clown faces on them because they were going to play circus. I look at him with the girls sometimes and wish that I had his patience and love of playing that I don't always have. No matter what he is working on he takes time to let the girls get involved even if it takes 3 times as long. I could go on and on what a great parents he is but I will stop there. I just hope the girls will look back on all of the memories and realize that they are truly blessed with the best dad!!!

5 comments:

j@yne said...

He has a gift Julie. You both do. You both are very special people and your children are blessed.

King of King said...

If I had had a dad like that I would have been a better dad myself. The girls are sure blessed no doubt'

Christopher said...

Oh baby...thank you for all the nice comments. I think I am blushing. I just love you and the girls so much!

Teresa said...

That man is a keeper.

Katy said...

He is so precious and it brings tears to my eyes just reading this. Absolutely precious. I love you guys!