Father's day this year was nothing special except for the fact we were celebrating a very special daddy in our life. I was not creative in the gift department this year and I totally pulled a Paul. I went shopping the Eve before the big day. I can not even tell you how many years Paul has gone Christmas shopping for me at 8 o'clock on Christmas Eve which has resulted in pajamas three sizes too big because everything my size was sold out. Not only was I very late in going shopping but I had no idea what to get him. We are trying to be careful what we spend these days and everything Paul wants/needs is way beyond the 'may purchase without spouses permission' limit so I ended up letting the kids pick their father's day gifts. It turned into one of the most memorable Father's Day. The kids had a blast and Paul and I could not help but laugh.
|I love that the kids are at an age where they can make their own cards. It gives the a project and it is so fun to see what they write and draw. I have a feeling my saved card box will be very full when I am old and grey.|
|The meeting room to decide which kid would go next and what they would be giving dad.|
Now if I excel at this mom role I signed up for we would have gone home and wrapped everything but it was already past bedtime so I told them we would do it in the morning. Well when morning came they were too excited to give dad his gifts so we just made dad close his eyes and the kids handed them to him one at a time. Even the babies got into it by running back and forth from the living room to our bedroom. Drew was not happy that dad could not build his fire truck right away but a peanut butter cup made up for it. Father's Day 2014 was nothing fabulous but the kids loved being able to go to the store and pick out their own gifts. They still talk about it so I know it was a special day for them celebrating their dad and we may just make it a tradition. Sure takes the pressure of me!
|"Eyes closed Daddy"|