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?
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:
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.