Here, on this Father’s Day, are 30 of the many reasons I love my husband Superman:
- He has the most fabulous arms.
- He never leaves the house without saying “I love you” to each of us. He will walk up and down the stairs to make sure he accomplishes this.
- He makes me laugh every day.
- He snuggles with each of the kids on the couch anytime they ask. (Which is pretty much every night.)
- He loves that our teenage son still hugs him in public.
- He makes the Most. Amazing. Salsa. Ev-ah.
- He writes me e-mails in the middle of the day just to say he loves me.
- He has a great body.
- He loves all manly things: football, motorcycles, golf, surfing, beer, gadgets, women and blue jeans.
- He looks great in his blue jeans.
- He makes me and the kids Sunday brunch every week (usually egg burritos and salsa — yum).
- He pulls over if he sees a car stranded in the middle of the road and helps push it like some kind of superhero.
- He calls my mom just to talk to her.
- He instituted a Saturday night sleepover for the kids when they were small, and it’s a tradition we continue to this day.
- He loves traditions.
- He’s very generous and helps me be more so.
- He has interesting interests and follows them with a passion. They change over the years, but I love that he has them. Examples: tikis, midcentury modern design, presidents, WWII, football, baseball.
- He knows an outrageous amount of trivia about tikis, midcentury modern design, presidents, WWII, football and baseball.
- He does crossword puzzles every day.
- He takes each of our kids on a “10-year-old’s road trip,” which is a weekend road trip of their choice with just dad. Child 1 went to Oregon to see a Ducks game. Child 2 went to the coastal city of Carmel and to the aquarium there. And here’s the trip with Child 3.
- He keeps a “Happiness Book” of the kids’ drawings and named it such because it brings him joy.
- He had to bury a brother and his mom, and, perhaps consequently, loves his family like there’s no tomorrow.
- He hates to fly, but will.
- He loves Tahoe and Yosemite as much as I do.
- He holds my hand over the console in the car.
- He encourages me to do things that make me happy, whether it’s walking up to the book store or scrapbooking until midnight.
- He still gets nervous about buying me presents.
- He taught our daughter how to throw a football.
- He shows our kids every day how to treat a woman with respect.
- He is quite possibly the best father on earth.
Happy Father’s Day, babe!
Thank you baby. You don’t know how much that means to me.
Beautiful, Laurie. A very happy Father’s Day to all of you.
This is beautiful, Laurie! And what a great guy Chris is!
Reading that filled my heart. Chris–not that I’m the least bit suprised. Love to you both, and hope you had a woenderful day with your family. Ciao!
Thanks, all! I was touched by how much HE was touched by it all. And then I thought, gosh, I must not say these things very often, even though I THINK them all the time. … hmmm … lesson for me! : )
That was the sweetest thing I ever read! I already knew that Chris is one of the “good ones” (putting it mildly) but seeing it all spelled out was so heartwarming.
That was great and very sweet! I had to laugh when I noticed that #1 was “he has great arms” because I remember that was one of the first things you fell in love with. You used to talk about his “great arms” when you first met…too cute 🙂
Thanks so much, Grace! (You got a “good one,” too. …) : )
Debi, yeah, Chris didn’t believe me when I told him it was one of the first things I noticed about him, so when he read your comment, he e-mailed me! Now he finally believes me! Actually, I recently started writing out the story of how I met him, and it makes me think of you a lot because you were there and so helpful/influencial.
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