(D) Dad Jokes and Other Fun Things
Today’s post for the A-to-Z Challenge is brought to you by the letter D!
I feel like most of the posts I read in mommy groups these days are of women complaining about their husbands. While I’m sure some of these complaints are valid, I rarely see one I think, “Oh jeeze, what a terrible husband.” A recent one really frustrated me – a woman complaining that all her boyfriend got her for Valentine’s Day was a flower. Maybe it’s because we have never really been a crazy gift-reliant couple, though he does give some pretty thoughtful gifts. The greatest gift my husband and I gave each other is BabyJ.
With all the negativity I see toward significant others on the pages I’m on… I thought I’d share something positive. There’s still hope out there. If you find yourself with someone who makes you miserable, treats you wrong, or just doesn’t fit–There is someone out there.
I always knew how lucky I was to end up with my best friend. He’s always been an amazing companion, partner, best friend, and husband… I had no doubt he’d be a great Daddy, too. Little did I know just how great a Daddy he’d be. Everything just clicked for him–he stepped in when I needed support during pregnancy, he talked me through my fears, and he was my rock during labor and delivery. Then seeing him hold our son… It was like that perfect company front during a marching band performance… Took my breath away. Hell, it still does.
Sure, he’s had the infamous Dad Joke perfected probably since he could talk, but that’s not a problem. Sometimes those jokes are actually pretty funny. Other times I just can’t help but roll my eyes at the cheesy puns. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way, though. BabyJ will pick up on his daddy’s humor, I’m sure. Brian will have the perfect audience in our tiny tot, with me watching them both.
That’s something I look forward to–watching them grow together… Though, time can slow down just a little bit so I can enjoy the now. He’ll get to see his Daddy helping me around the house, with various errands and projects we have going on, and he’ll see that Daddy respects women. (Heck, he respects everyone, honestly.) I really can’t explain how important this is, especially these days.
I love our little family – Mommy, Daddy, baby, and two furry friends. Our unit works for us.
What is your family like? Is there something your significant other does for you that you love? (I’m partial to the foot rubs, myself!)