4 Days Before Father’s Day
Maddie: Daddy!Â Daddy!Â Daddy!Â We got candy!
Momma:Â She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
Maddie:Â Daddy!Â We got candy for you!
Momma:Â Maddie, c’mon.Â What are you talking about?Â No we didn’t.
2 Days Before Father’s Day
Maddie: Daddy!Â Daddy!Â Daddy!Â I made a card for you!
Momma:Â Â She’s just babbling.Â Now go away and play, honey.
Daddy: That’s great Maddie!Â Did you put it with the candy?
The kids “signed” cards for me, and I love the cards to pieces.Â Maddie’s card is like a little game of find-the-words.Â Aaron’s writing looks suspiciously like Lillian’s left-handed writing.Â 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.
Who We Were Then
- Maddie (3 years old)
- Aaron (1 years old)