Fathers Day

4 Days Before Father’s Day

Maddie: Daddy!  Daddy!  Daddy!  We got candy!
Momma:  She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
Maddie:  Daddy!  We got candy for you!
Momma:  Maddie, c’mon.  What are you talking about?  No we didn’t.

2 Days Before Father’s Day

Maddie: Daddy!  Daddy!  Daddy!  I made a card for you!
Momma:  She’s just babbling.  Now go away and play, honey.
Daddy: That’s great Maddie!  Did you put it with the candy?

Father’s Day

The kids “signed” cards for me, and I love the cards to pieces.  Maddie’s card is like a little game of find-the-words.  Aaron’s writing looks suspiciously like Lillian’s left-handed writing.  But the note Lillian wrote in her card to me really touched my heart, and I think it speaks to the very essence of parenting:

Dear David,
    As I write this, our two kids are driving me to the point of madness…

Before reading any further, I knew it must have been true. I put the card down and gave her a big Thank You hug.