It's rather appropriate that the photo up there has a yellow background. Lately, the talk in my abode is about a summer project that involves painting one wall of Kiddo's room yellow (yes, the bright color is her fave). I know I'll end up doing 99.3% of the legwork to get this project going: snagging paint chips, hanging them on the wall, eyeing them at different times of the day to see which one we like the best, gathering all of the painting tools...you get the idea.
But, I'm picturing the actual day of painting -- and, after all of my legwork and so on, I have a distinct feeling that fun project will be all Dad and Kid.
You see, my daughter and her dad are in a good groove these days, moreso than she and I are. Not that she and I are fighting or anything (hello, she's only seven), but she's definitely in a mongo "Daddy phase." He's the one who is a little more fun, they have their own adventures they share together. This is all awesome, I think...I'm not jealous (yet).
When I asked Kiddo what we should do for my husband for Father's Day, she thought a bit and then said, "Well, we should let him sleep. He needs his sleep. Then we should go to the park, because one of his favorite things is going to the park with me." And she's right. Giving him a lazy day of hanging out and doing things he loves to do is the perfect gift.
Oh, and she's made him a card-letter kind of thing. It says: "Dear Daddy, I love you. You're the best dad ever. Whenever I'm in trouble, you help me. Whnever Mommy is worried, you help me. I'm so glad that you're my dad. Love, Kiddo" It has a little picture of them together...and a big heart...and yes, it's all in yellow.
What are you planning for Father's Day? Is it a day of big events or just a lazy kind of day?
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