Father’s day today.
We spent the morning at the beach and had a delicious brekky at a café down the road from where the boys had been surfing.
I sat on the beach and watched my husband and kids having ball in the water. He taught them to read the surf, how to surf, how to body board.
This afternoon I watched them fixing the wheels and trucks on their skateboards. He taught them that, he showed them how to ride skateboards, showed them how to look after them and fix them.
My dad came for a visit this afternoon and my boys automatically walked up to him, shook his hand and asked how he was. He taught them that, they see how he greets people and they copy him.
This afternoon my boys were talking to my Dad about our Valiant and the mechanics of a 1975 model car. He taught them that, he spends time explaining the mechanics of the car to the boys while they work on it.
Tonight when we had finished dinner, the boys got up and helped clean up, they cleared the table and wiped the dishes. He taught them they need to help (they roll their eyes and whinge when he is here making them do it, but when he isn’t here they do it automatically).
Before we got married, I couldn’t wait to have this man’s babies. He has been an involved and active dad since day one. He changed nappies, rocked them to sleep, taught them to ride bikes, catch balls, he has taught them manners and respect, he has taught them to look after and be responsible for the animals we have, he has shown them that men cook, clean and be the housewife while I am at work, he does the school drop off and pick up, he has volunteered and been involved in their sporting teams.
Above all with every small thing he does for them, he is showing them, he loves them and they love him.
Happy father’s day.
End of day 17
Found out my dad likes peanut butter and jam on a sandwich.
One detail closer to starting a project with a photographer friend.