Sunday, June 21, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Damien is a great dad

10. He recently volunteered to coach Deacon's little league soccer team... despite the fact that he has never coached before AND he hasn't played soccer since he was 10.

9. He gets up for all middle of the night feedings just to hand me the baby and change his diaper if needed.

8. Not only does he get up in the middle of the night, he stays up with me if I'm having a hard night.

7. He loves to teach Deacon new things and gets so excited when Deacon shows an interest in learning.

6. Many nights when Deacon is sick he'll stay up most of the night holding Deacon in the rocking chair since I can't sleep sitting up and he can (though not well).

5. He supports {almost} all of my new ideas on how to do things differently with Zac (i.e. cloth diapering, extended breastfeeding, non-circumcising, alternate vax schedule, etc...).

4. Everyday Friday he takes Deacon (and now Zac too) out for "daddy donut day" before they go to school.

3. He honestly cares about decisions concerning our kids... even though I do almost all of the research, he genuinely wants to know why we do what we do.

2. He cleans up pee from our kids who are running around (or laying around) naked... despite the fact that he has asked me a million times to keep a diaper on them so we don't have to clean up pee.

1. Everything is split 50/50... no matter what and without question. And this is the number one reason that Damien is a great dad... he loves being a dad and is always involved.

Happy Fathers Day, Damien... I love you more than anything. I hope you had a great day.

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