Often people ask me, “how do you do it” and typically I answer “I don’t know”. Do I chalk it up to my lists that have lists? Or my crazy organizing and time management skills? How about the fact that I have always been a master at multitasking? Yes, all of these certainly ring true but I also have a secret weapon. That secret weapon is you.
We are a team, we have always been a team. (Except when you were peeking into the bathroom with one eye half open as I administered fertility injections <insert cry laughing emoji>). We divide and conquer. Perhaps we were thrown into being a team when we were handed premature twin babies but I think it started long before that.
The only way for a household of dual career parents to stay sane and run smoothly is for both (for those who are blessed to have two) heads of it to work as a cohesive team. We both do pick ups and drop offs. While I am sitting at dance lessons you are at home getting dinner ready and on the table for the minute we come barreling through the door. You’ll do the dishes, laundry, cut the grass, take out the trash, build legos, pack lunches, handle vet or doctor appointments, run to the grocery store, call the insurance company, and everything in between. Sure, we each have our “tasks” that we have taken ownership over but neither of us hesitate to jump in when needed.
The moment you became a father you embraced the roll with your whole being. It’s you who texts the daycare/preschool multiple times a day to check on your sweet boys, you make them breakfast each morning and help tuck them in at night. You love to snuggle them and they love you for it. Our twins have the best example of what a loving, hardworking, caring father is and I know they will be better humans for it.
I am blessed to share my life with you. You are my champion, my cheerleader, and my best friend. When I’m feeling at my lowest and want to give up on something you remind me why I started and that nothing can stop me. Sometimes we need to take a different road, or pick a new direction, but we can not give up.
Your strength and protectiveness are the rock of our family. Your heart of gold and patience fills our home with love. Your boys adore you. I adore you. You are our world and we love you. Happy Father’s Day.