Saturday, October 25, 2008

Male Bonding

I have been remiss in posting for a while. Not that I don't have much to say, since I have opinions on everything, but time constraints plus the fact that M is a lot more fun and entertaining to read than me have cause a time lapse.

Last weekend M had a church women's conference that she attended with her mom, aunt, and grandma. That meant that I had both of the boys all to myself for almost two full days. Now I'm sure that the mothers reading this are rolling their eyes, but truthfully, I was a little nervous. However, Jr, Sambo and I did manage and after the two days, the kids were fed, they got to have some fun, and they each had at least 4 fingers on each hand left when M came home. I even managed a lunch outting with coworkers for another coworker's last day. I'm not going to give a play by play of what we did because that is not the point of this. Rather I have two points.

First, I am extremely greatful to have a beautiful wife that works so hard to take care of the children. They have so many opportunities to learn and grow because of her and she is an amazing example for them and for me. I tell her time and time again that I am so glad I am not her. This is not to say that her role is not as important and that somehow she got the short end of the stick. But, it is to say that I am not capable of doing all that she does and would fail miserably if I had to.

Second, I absolutely love and adore my boys. There is no doubt that these kids were meant for us. Both of them have such unique personalities and strengths and talents. It is fun to be with them and watch them learn and grow. I can only hope that I don't some how mess them up. Hopefully, they will take more after their mother than me.


crazymamma said...

oh that was sooo sweet!!! What a good husband and dad you are!!

StrykerLOVE said...

g, it makes me happy to read the nice things you wrote about m - you are a nice husband - send m off more often so you can remind yourself how much you are in awe of all she does!!

R said...

Thanks for being a great s-i-l and treating my girl and boys so well.

Mandy said...

Who are you and what have you done with my brother?