Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Love You More than Bacon

This was the pronouncement my oldest made as we discussed Father's Day gift ideas.  "I love Daddy even more than I love bacon," he told me.  To understand the enormity of this, you would have to see my oldest son eat bacon.  The kid could eat a pound of it.  Any other food is more of a necessity; it's something he eats only to ensure a lollipop at the end of the ordeal.  But bacon is something entirely different.  He is in love with bacon.

I decided to go with his idea and found a clip art bacon picture online.  I had the boys color them.  I grabbed a recordable frame at Wal-Mart and used Mod Podge to attached their drawings.  My oldest said joyfully into the microphone, "I love you even more than bacon!"  My youngest added a quick, "Bacon!" that sounded more like, "Bake Bake."  They couldn't stand the anticipation and gave him everything on Friday.

"Do you know how big that is that he said he loves me more than bacon?  He loves bacon more than anything," my husband said to me after they had gone to bed.  "Except for you," I told him.  "You are an amazing dad."

And he is.  He wrestles with them, teaches them how to do everything that he does, gives them their breakfast in the morning and let's them eat awful things like Fruity Pebbles and Eggo waffles with as much syrup as their hearts desire.  He will not tolerate bad behavior and, each and every day, models what it means to be a really incredible man.  We are so thankful for him.

Happy Father's Day to the love of my life and to all of the dads out there.  You are shaping your children's lives each and every day through your silliness, your toughness and your love.  Without you, our children would not be whole.  They need you and we need you.  Thank you for all that you do.

1 comment:

  1. Too funny :) The males in my house pretty much love bacon more than anything. I'm not sure if bacon would come in before or after me :)


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