Father’s Week (and the tick story)
We are now in Florida with Alan and all of our children. I just took all 4 boys to the pool while Alan went grocery shopping. I am five kinds of exhausted.
I found a tick, halfway burrowed into Daniel’s head. I had to hold him down, keep JD from jumping in the pool, and pry that thing (which had an amazing grip) out of Daniel’s head. Have no fear. I won. Some kind of primal instincts kicked in, and I was DETERMINED to get that nasty animal out of my precious boy’s head. Laugh all you want, but it felt like a major victory. Of course, now we’re watching him like hawks for signs of lyme disease.
It was all that you imagine taking four brothers to the pool would be. I am physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. But this weekend isn’t supposed to be about me. It’s about Daddy. We’ve missed Daddy. We’re excited that he’s back with us.
My words can’t do the men in our life justice. They are all incredible. We love you, Alan, Dad, DaddyO, and Granddaddy. We hope you are having a happy Father’s Day! I’m thinking Alan will have a happy but exhausting one!
Here’s a few fun photos of our dads:
As I shopped for Father’s Day gifts this year, I was appalled to find so few things to choose from. There were still more “I love Mom” gifts available at most stores, and here it is Father’s Day week. What an under appreciated group!
I want you fathers to know that I could not be more thankful for you. I love not only the way you open jars, carry in the suitcases, and put together the furniture. I love the way you hug, share, look out for your family, spend time with us, and make us laugh. You deserve a whole Father’s Week!