What I want for my children
I want only the best for my kids, which includes being around people that will treat them kindly, love them unconditionally, and be there for them in the good times and bad. As I think about what kind of parent I want to be for my kids, all I can think of is that I want to be the kind of person they look up to and can aspire to be like one day.
I also want my kids to have a father whom they feel they can always come to for anything, someone who can always ‘fix’ what needs to be fixing — a broken toy, a scraped knee, or even a broken heart (which is bound to happen a time or two).
I want them to have a father who gets teary eyed walking our daughters down the aisle, who cheers loudly at our son’s baseball games, who is willing to put a tiara on and play princesses or grab a shovel and dig in the sandbox, and someone who is okay with being silly just to make our kids smile.
I want them to know that there will be times when dad is tough on them, like when homework needs to be done or the video games need to be put down for a while — or even just to get them to finally clean up their rooms, but no matter what he will still love them.
What my children have
When I think about the kind of father my husband is to our children I can’t help but think about all the wonderful ways he treats them extra special. From attending school field trips with our kids, to making sure their teeth are brushed, everything my husband does is out of pure love for his children. And even though my husband and I may not agree on everything, like how much is too much to work outside of the home, or even discipline techniques, I do know that he loves his children unconditionally. In fact, I was getting a little teary eyed as I was listening to one of my favorite songs by George Strait today that I thought would be exactly fitting for the occasion.
A Father’s Love was released sometime around 2001, and is a song that I have loved from the minute I heard it. And every time I hear it it makes me realize more and more what a great father my children have. The chorus goes a little something like this:
Let me tell you a secret, about a fathers love
A secret that my daddy said was just between us
He said daddies don’t just love their children every now and then
It’s a love without end, amen, its a love without end, amen
Bonding time with daddy
Every one of our three children is special in my husband’s eyes, and although our baby girl has only been around six short months, even she gets special bonding time with daddy. She was long awaited for since my husband has always wanted more children, and being able to do things as simple as giving her a bath has been a wonderful experience for them both. It is that special one-on-one bonding time that I really love to see.
Of course bath time wouldn’t be as good without skin care products I can feel confident using on my baby. I’m a stickler for quality products when it comes to my kids, so when daddy gives a bath I make sure he uses AVEENO Baby products. AVEENO is the only brand of skin care products that have worked on my own super dry skin, so when it comes to baby the gentle baby wash and shampoo was the first thing I went with.
Baby girl is happy as a clam getting her hair washed by daddy!
The other two aren’t left out either, even though they may be a little too big for daddy to do their whole bath routine, he finds ways to get in some quality time here and there!