Happy father’s day, Peter! I think you know this already, but you have two boys who absolutely adore you.
I should tell you, though: one of them wants you to shave more often.
Here’s what D (age 9) and S (age 7) had to say. Thanks again to Defining Motherhood for the idea.
What is daddy made of?
D: Daddy is made of kindness, caring, and responsibility.
S: Hmm. Love, and water.
What kind of little boy was daddy?
D: A fun, cheerful boy.
S: A nice little boy.
What did Daddy need to know about mommy before he married her?
D: That you’re really kind.
S: How beautiful you were.
[Ed note: Whose idea was it to include this question? It’s brilliant!]
Why did daddy marry mommy?
D: He loved you a lot, and he knew that you were a big part of his life.
S: Because you looked beautiful.
Who’s the boss at our house?
D: I think being the boss is equally shared between mommy and daddy.
S: Both of you.
What’s the difference between moms and dads?
D: Well, they’re opposite genders….and one gave birth to me, while the other helped.
S: Moms can give birth to babies, and Dads can’t.
What does daddy do in his spare time?
D: He reads. A lot!
S: He plays with me! And he loves me.
What would it take to make daddy perfect?
D: Nothing. Daddy’s already perfect.
S: A hug and a kiss from me!
If you could change one thing about daddy, what would it be?
D: Maybe I could make it so that Daddy could bend time, so that we could spend more time together.
S: His beard!
M (confused): Why? Daddy doesn’t have a beard.
S: Yes he does. And it’s hairy!
If daddy was a superhero/movie character/book character, which one would he be?
D: Mr. Fantastic. He’s already stretching every day.
S: Captain America! ‘Cause he’s got the same beard as him.
Me (confused again): But, Captain America doesn’t have a beard either.
S: Oh yes he does. It’s EXACTLY the same as Daddy’s.
What should we celebrate about your Dad on father’s day?
D: His kindness and his love for his family.
S: How good he is of a Dad. How well he gives hugs and kisses!
S: That he plays football and baseball with me!