Father and Son

I remember longing for the day when Jon and Riley would be able to wrestle and tussle on the living room floor.  It was easy to picture them being crazy together.  Little did I know how exhilarating it would actually be to listen to the shrieks and laughter…

This wasn’t as dangerous as it looks:

But it might have felt that way to Riley.  Good!  Adventure with Daddy will make him a man who can stand on his own two feet and take risks with confidence.

And snuggling with Daddy teaches him that men have soft hearts, too.

For all the things Mommy does,

kissing boo-boos, fixing meals, reading stories, tickling armpits, changing diapers…

…Daddy’s love is impossible to replace. 

I dreamed of watching the father-son relationship develop between my Sweet Babboo and my Sweet Son.  Even on tough days, it’s good.  It’s better than I dreamed.  Most of life is, if I let it be.

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4 thoughts on “Father and Son

  1. I know what you mean… even after a long, tiring day at work, Marc comes in the door and pretty soon there is wild shrieking and growling and objects thumping upstairs and hysterical giggling… it’s a most wonderful sound to listen to while the finishing touches are put on dinner.

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