You work really hard taking care of your patients. Somedays you get held up in the OT and don't come back until it's almost bedtime. But of course, somedays you surprise us by coming back earlier and bringing us to the park to hunt for otters. We know your working times vary, so every night, we ask you what time you'll be home tomorrow, and look forward to the time we hear your key turning in the door.
We love weekends because we get to hang out with you, and do all the rough and tumble stuff that Mama doesn't do with us. She's always afraid that Baby J will get hurt, but you? You just swing us and throw us in the air, because it makes us laugh. You're the only one who manages to carry two of us at one go, and the one who brings us out for ice-cream during Baby J's nap time.
You're the one who reads to us, when Mama is busy feeding the toddler. The one who gets a sense of satisfaction clipping our nails, and clearing our clogged noses when we are sick. The one who does that super yummy roast chicken and buys our favourite mangosteens for us. (We still hope that one day, you'll be able to eat durians along with us though.)
We know sometimes we can get you really angry, and we can be quite a handful. But we want to say thank you. Thank you for praying with us, for reading to us, for taking care of us, for working so hard so that we can be comfortable. Thank you for fixing all the stuff we've broken, and for helping Mama with all her crazy projects. Thank you for teaching us how to enjoy boyhood. Thank you for being there as much as you could be.
We love you!
From your three little boys, who think farting at you is the coolest thing ever.
“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
The world celebrated fathers on Sunday, and I thought that it was fitting to dedicate this week's Thankful Tuesdays to the man in our life. Everyone wasn't well over the weekend, so we kept this year's celebration simple, with a dinner at home with family and a handmade canvas as well as cards. Happy Belated Father's Day to all dads out there!