Father’s Day is this coming Sunday and for the first time in 11 years (since we became parents) I’ve been too busy to go out and splurge on you. I didn’t even get you a card. Pathetically, I’ve been busy complaining about the joys and sorrows of being a WAHM lately. Day after day, week after week the cycle continues, the schedule gets filled up, time goes and most of our conversations lately revolve around our children, our parents, and our jobs. The weekdays are filled with lists of chores around the house and errands that can’t wait another day. On the weekends we put aside our daily grind and show the kids a good time by taking them out. It seems like somewhere between kid 1 and kid 3, we forgot to put ourselves and each other as a priority.
Because I often get to complain about how much I do, and because my life revolves around our kids, my business, and our home, I often forget to ask you about your day and tell you how much I appreciate all that you do for me and our family.
As you celebrate this Father’s day, I want you to know how much you are loved, cherished and never taken for granted. How much Matthew, Arianna and Nariyah love you. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in raising our children. I am well aware of and never forget your sacrifices (past and present). You try your absolute best to be the best father for our children and you always seem to make it look easy with your mild manner parenting skills and relaxed efforts; a quality I lack and envy. You never panic in situations like I do and you always seem to know the right thing to say when we need you.
I often give you a hard time about your jokes and not-so-funny comments, but as I step back and reflect on our family I see how much balance your parenting style and yes your jokes bring to our children lives and more importantly how much they need it. At some point, they will be grown adults and hopefully, we get to actually have a full uninterrupted conversation with each other while we sip our rum and coke watching the sunset together but for now, you are needed at home for parenting duties while I go out and get you a Father’s day gift… Cheers!