June 14, 2012

Julia and Her Daddy

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One of the great joys of my life is to watch the relationship between Julia and Andrew. I had/have a complicated relationship with my own dad. We get along ok now for the most part, but basically, we are two travelers on different paths.

Andrew and I considered ourselves really fortunate that we were able to be around so much when J was teeny tiny. He made the choice to work from home, which has worked out amazingly well -- we only bother him maybe about 35% of the time. Forty-five percent?

I could go on and on about the patience, the kindness, the time, the endless games of tossing-the kiddo-into-a-pile-of-pillows, the horseyback rides, the running and chasing and swinging, the hours of stories that Andrew puts in, but what I really admire is his ability to remain awake and conscious when Julia shoves a My Little Pony in his hand and insists that he play a pretend game with her.

The best thing I ever did for my daughter was give her Andrew as a daddy.

13 comments:

  1. This just made my heart melt. Especially that last line. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Ness! Watching one's spouse be a great parent is such a wonderful thing. :)

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  2. What a lucky girl you have! :) This is my favorite line: "...what I really admire is his ability to remain awake and conscious when Julia shoves a My Little Pony in his hand and insists that he play a pretend game with her." Hahaha! :)

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    1. I'm telling you Michelle, Andrew would rather light his toes on fire than play My Little Pony. But he does it, if the occasion demands.

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  3. So sweet!!! And I love that you did all the pictures in black and white.

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    1. Glad you liked those! I get bored SO easily, so right now I'm having fun playing with my pictures. I've also discovered a way to Instagram photos without having Instagram :)

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    1. thanks D! I'm thinking of blowing up the pic of J and Andrew walking down the sidewalk and putting it on our wall. I love that one.

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  5. Lovely in every way. You should blow up that pic of Andrew and Julia walking together. Sweet loving daddies are the very best.

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    1. you said it sister! and yes yes, I want that one for my gallery wall :)

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  6. This is so sweet...I am SO not ready for babies, but one of my most favorite things it to think of how great my hubby will be with them! I hope Julia is the Zelda to Andrew's Link :) but maybe that should be you.

    Also I REALLY want to buy sell or trade whatever they sell at that store in the first picture, can I come visit you please and pretend I am YOUR little sister? (no offense Robyn, Bear River City is great...but there aren't a lot of record/clothing/comic book stores there)

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    1. Bonnie -- a few blocks away from where this photo was taken is a store that sells tons of Hello Kitty stuff! So great!!

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