Sunday, June 18, 2006

Dear Craig

Happy Father's Day Craig. I'm so very lucky to have found such a great husband and father. Even though there are some things about you that drive me crazy.

The dish towels all over the kitchen counters. I know you say you don't like to hang them up because the girls will pull on them and open the fridge or the oven, but how many do you need to use at one time? Six? Seven?

And don't get me started about the pots and pans. Gotta use them all?

One word. Socks.

When putting the newspaper into the paper bags for recycling, don't you think it would be much easier and efficient to line the papers up the same direction instead of jamming them into the bag in one large crumpled mess, leaving me to sort out later?


These things annoy the crap out of me, but they are a small price to pay for some of the wonderful things you do.

You have probably changed just as many diapers as I have.

You put Lily to bed every night, complete with snack, brushing of teeth, story, and goodnight kisses that end with "Goodnight Lily. Momma and Daddy love you." Of course then you have to kiss Clifford, Elmo, Alien, Chewbacca, and Purple Bear goodnight too, which you do with a smile.

You cook. Much better than I do (even if you use more pots).

You pick up the girls from daycare a few nights a week so that I can ride my horse. And most of the time you cook dinner and feed them too if I'm not home in time (which I'm usually not).

You'll cook a full dinner after the girls and I are in bed so that neither of us have to cook the next night.

You mow the lawn, rake the yard, and do all the other heavy lifting type of stuff because you know that it trashes my back.

You are so wonderful with our girls. You sometimes get them laughing so hard that they both get the hiccups.

And right now you are at the shoppin' store with Lily buying our food for the week. Cause you know I hate going to the store.

You are truly my best friend and partner. Thank you for everything you do, and for giving me the wonderful gifts of Lily and Macey. And for keeping our family working as well as it does. And for so much more that I can't think of right now.

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