Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thankful for Daddy

We leave tomorrow morning for Puerto Vallarta for a week, over the Thanksgiving holiday, of sunshine . All of us have had nasty colds, so I am saying we are going to bake the illness out of us...medicinal purposes ;0) Do you think we could get our health insurance to cover it?

Naturally, with travel plans comes laundry. As the three of us were folding the last load of whites. Yes all 3 of us, Devi is responsible for piling up the clean socks for sorting...the adults handle the rest. Anyway, while we were quietly finishing our chores Pat said, "I'm a master at tights...I used to be intimidated, but now I am a MASTER!" The timing was perfect. I burst into the biggest bout of belly laughter I've had in a long time. You see, I leave early for work, long before anyone else is up. I lay Devi's clothes out for her the night before and Pat dresses her and gets her ready for her day at daycare in the morning. I've never given it a second thought that Pat, a man, has never dealt with tights or nylons before in is life, let alone hair baubles or bows. I just couldn't get the picture of him struggling to put on her tights out of my mind. Sweet man never mentioned it once in over a year that he had no idea how to put them on.

This Thanksgiving...I give special thanks to daddy's who tackle ALL of life's dilemmas for their families. Good job daddy's.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. See you in a week!!

12 comments:

Peter and Nancy said...

Hee hee! At our house, it's the fear of coordinating shoes with outfits. Daddy doesn't understand why little girls don't wear Mary Janes with sweatpants, etc. :o) The things these men have taken on with their daughters . . . they're pretty amazing!

Have a wonderful vacation, and have fun baking those colds away!
-- Nancy

Kristi said...

Too funny! What daddy's do for their little princesses...

Have fun in Mexico! I'm jealous, I'll admit. I miss the sun. Bake a little extra for me while drinking a coconutty drink, okay?!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

:) Kristi

Amy said...

Oh how funny! We don't have to cross that bridge just yet but I got a mental picture of Clint trying to do that and it is pretty funny :). Enjoy Mexico and take lots of pics!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy T

ColleenC said...

Aww, good Daddy! Too funny! My darling husband can't even keep the boys' clothes straight- I have found my 5 year old squeezed into a 24m size shirt before! But he tries!

Have a lovely trip and soak up those rays and lots 'o relaxation!

Sara said...

Ha Ha! Daddies with daughters is such a special treat! Have so much fun on your trip!

Our Family said...

Have fun on your trip, and bake away those colds. It'a amazing how a dad's love can even deal with TIGHTS,BOWS,PURSES,DOLLS! I hope we get to find out soon.Waiting for our referral at number 5,Gidget

Pam said...

Seriously LOL here, Julie. That is such a great image. I flashed to Joel trying to wiggle a squirmy little girl into a pair pink tights. Ahhhh...perhaps a girl would be fun after all. ;) Tee-hee! Way to go Daddy!!! You rock!

The Pfeiffer Family said...

This is really funny!! I think it is so sweet that your husband never complained about it and just figured it out. I am laughing right now at the vision of my husband dealing with tights and hair pretties. Our home will be a different place once our little girl arrives. I am excited to finally not be outnumbered :-)
Have a great vacation in the sun~

April :-)

Sandy & Butch said...

Way to go Pat! You win Dad of the year award in my book! A friend of ours used to put his girls clothes on backward. He never could understand that the buttons go in the back not the front like a guy's shirt. Oh well, its all OJT, right? Hope you have a wonderful trip.
Hugs, Sandy

The Labontes said...

Poor Pat, what a good sport! I'm an early-to-work gal too, so Dan has to get all three of mine ready and off to day-care. On the rare occassion I'm home to get them ready, I get the comment, "Maddie looks so much different when you bring her." Dan does not do hair :) God Bless Daddies!
Kristy

CindyO. said...

I actually laughed out loud at this post--tights--what daddy's do for their girls....

Hope you have a wonderful trip--bring back some sunshine for later.

Eric and Cheryl said...

Are you back from the sunshine? I hope you had a wonderful trip and I can't wait to see pictures and here all about it. Were you able to connect with Lisa before she went to India? If so, I hope it was a good conversation and you feel more peaceful about our agency. I was thrilled to get our update yesterday! What great news for so many families! I am praying that your wait for referral will be much sooner than expected. :)

Talk to you soon!