I have no idea why I did not share this a few weeks ago. I must have had a ton of other crazy things going on. A couple of weeks ago K-Dub had a concert put on by her school for the parents. It was her first one in the entire three years she had been there. I was actually pretty excited about going. What is more cute then a bunch of adorable kids singing? Right?
So we got her all dressed up. I left work early to ensure I was there on time. We got to the school and dropped her off at her classroom before going and taking our seats in the auditorium.
Soon it was time to start and the kids came marching in looking all adorable. Soon they started singing. I could not find K-Dub at first. I had to stand a little out of my chair and found that all the other kids were singing and she was standing there with her hands over her mouth. Only my kid. Take a look.
I was not made at her by any means but it was still pretty cute.
This week we have had a lot of issues with our kids. I know every parent has issues with their kids but now it is my turn to vent a little.
Lets start with the oldest. K-Dub is having an issue wetting the bed. I am not sure how we have gotten to this point in our lives but I am so tired of striping this bed and washing sheets every day. I know my wife is because she is the one my kid was up in the middle of night to strip her wet pee soaked clothes off and put clean PJs on. I guess as dads we are automatically blocked from the kid waking us up in the middle of the night. My poor wife.
This has been going on for almost two weeks and I am tired of it. I have done everything in my power to help the situation. I started cutting her off the water an hour before bed and even pleaded with her. What else can you do? If your response is to wait it out then SHUT UP! Sorry that was a little extreme but you have to understand my frustrations.
If you have any advice please let me know.
The little one. This kid has a very serious attitude problem and if you are fooled by the cute smile then you are an idiot. Sorry again, it has been a crazy week. She actually got kicked out of class at daycare a few months ago cause she kept hitting the kids who were trying to nap. She is mean and if she does not like you then watch those tiny hands. They are about to come down on you.
I am not one to allow violence in my house by any means. Evie gets punished trust me. The only person that matters most to this little girl is her mom. If you take away the fact that her free line to unlimited milk is nestled in the breast of my bride then she would fall victim to these horrible acts of violence to. No one is safe from Evie. I don’t even get kisses from this girl. I get her forehead pushed against mine. Talk about disrespect.
Ok I am done venting now. I love my kids but sometimes that are real assholes. I mean I would walk on fire for them but sometimes I think they know this and try to take advantage of their old man. Anyways I know this is going to be temporary and I am going to look back on this post a year from now and laugh…or at least I hope.
As a dad, it is hard to watch your kids grow up. I am more then likely not the first person to tell you this as almost everyone said this to me at the time of K-Dub’s birth. It is however true. So true that sometimes you feel like if you blink your kid will be packing their bag and heading off to college. I am being way more dramatic then I need to be but you get the idea.
This week K-Dub is turned four. Wow, four years old. It wont be long before she starts Kindergarten. The other day I was making plans for her party which was Saturday and I could not help but get a little emotional. Its hard to keep it together when you know you are just another year closer to when your oldest leaves you.
I remember the day she was born. It was there day that changed my wife and I forever. Funny how you never knew some much love could exist until you have it bundled up in your arms.
I remember when she first started to walk. Now I can’t keep you from running around Target.
I remember the first time she got sick.
I remember the first time Paw Paw held her
I remember her making Christmas goodies with Maw Maw.
I even remember her first birthday party.
It is so hard to believe she is growing up. Now she loves to be a princess, likes to swing at the playground, get her nails done, wear jewelry and even help Daddy make dinner. She is so special to us and a delight to raise. Sometimes she makes things harder then they need to be. Dinner time is always a fight to get her to eat something other then Goldfish and a cereal bar. She freaks out if she gets the slightest drop of water on her sleeve and must change her shirt ASAP. She only can be a princess when she has a dress on and don’t call her one otherwise. She never wants to go to bed unless you tell her that there is a bath before hand.
Parenting is hard. It just is and no one is better at then others. People just do a better job of hiding it then others. Kids are tough and fearless which is scary. It is a never ending rid that goes way up and then comes crashing down the next turn. I love these moments even though they are hard and I feel like a failure as a dad, I still would not trade them for anything.
Watching K-Dub grow up has been a privilege. Yes that is the word I chose. I could easily have left at any time but I chose to stay and love this little girl. I love teaching her right from wrong, making snacks with her, taking her on special dates, fighting with her about proper shoes for school and punishing her for talking back to her mom. It is all in a days work.
Now she is growing up and one day will not me. Even after I spend three hours of my day off building her a Disney Princess Dollhouse.
Until then I will just continue to enjoy the ride.
The party was a blast. K-Dub had a lot of fun and the day was truly about her. Here are some pics from her party and when we gave her her present.
After a crazy week at the office and all the stuff going on with my mom I needed a night out with one of my special ladies. She is smart, funny, and loves to carry on a conversation. My wife was busy so K-Dub.
I really have not seen her lately. With late visits at the hospital I have missed dinner and bedtime with her. So tonight I asked her if she wanted to go on a date with daddy and the excitement on her face was enough to melt my heart.
We went to the movies and saw The Secret Life Of Pets and it was cute. I bought K-Dub a little kids try with popcorn, candy and a drink and she sat in my lap and did not move.
Afterwards we went to the grocery store and headed home. She told me that she liked our date and wanted to do it again soon. I can’t wait!
Today my wife and I went to our town’s semi annual consignment sale. K-Dub had no 4T clothes so we needed to stock up.
Through the years my wife and I have become pros at these sales. We always bring our own bag and work together on picking out the clothes.
This sale we managed to get all of K-Dubs fall clothes and even got her a pair of shoes.
After the sale we went and had a nice family breakfast at Stacks in Waxhaw which is by far the best breakfast place ever.
Later we picked K-Dub from her Grandmas house and went and saw my mom at the hospital. She was going much better today. She could speak better and she was starting to get some feeling back on her left side. Thanks to all of you for your kind comments, phone calls, text, and Facebook messages. Mom has a long recovery ahead but we are very hopefully.
One of the things I look most forward to as a parent is not planning birthday parties, trips to the park, or hanging around watching cartoons. My favorite thing in the whole world is when someone asks me or my wife if they could take my kid for a few hours.
I know you might think I am a horrible parent and don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my children. Sometimes I need some time away. Some time to reming myself that I am a human who has interest and a life outside of being a father. I find these times most cherished between my wife and I.
So today my wife and I had the opportunity to have K-Dub spend time with her grandparents. I immediately said yes. Now we only had to deal with Evie and she is by far the easy kid. A meal time with no fights made want to stand up and dance.
So her Pop picked her up from school and they went and got a doughnut. Then horseback riding farm followed. After that she ate corn on the cob.
What did Mom and Dad do? Ate a nice steak dinner with a baked potoato, had a real conversation about adult stuff, watched TV that was not animated. It was the best 45 minutes of my life.
When K-Dub finally came home she was so happy. She told us all about her adventures with Pop. The it hit me like a ton of bricks. I actually missed her. I missed her a lot actually.
I guess this is a losing battle cause I love my alone time. I crave it, however, I love spending time with my kids and the highlight of my day is dinner and cartoons before they go to bed. I guess my girls have me wrapped around their little fingers.
We started this past weekend off pretty good. My wife and I wanted to stay pretty close to the house cause we had a ton of stuff to get done at the house. Trying to get things done with a toddler and an infant around is damn near impossible. So we took the kids to the park.
We met up with some good friends of ours and let the kids play. They played more by themselves cause my kid is weird and does not like to play with others. I think she gets that from me. Maybe it’s because she likes to be the boss. She gets that from her mother.
When I say my toddler played hard I mean hard. We got home from the park and she wanted a snack. I gave her some goldfish crackers, which I am convinced is cocaine for kids. I proceeded to make dinner and then that’s when I heard it.
I came around the corner and found this.
I never have seen someone fall asleep with their eyes open before. My wife tell people that I do it but that is not true, also like I fart in my sleep.
Here is a better shot.
Here is to say my kid is way creepier then yours.