July 1, 2008

Happy Belated Father's Day Part II


I am almost embarrassed to write this. Ok, I AM embarrassed to write this. I mean, it's been a month already and I haven't even written a really gushy, overly-dramatic, roll-your-eyes-out-of-unbelievability Father's Day post for my #1, Christian. I'll be honest, I dislike writing these posts just a tad bit more than I dislike reading them (Ok, ok, I'm a cynic, I'll admit. I mean, let's take off the rose-colored glasses, people, or at least stop making others believe their marriage is on the verge of divorce b/c they have had an argument with their spouse in the last year!!!), but since Christian won't get off my back about me never writing "anything nice about me on our blog, like the other wives do," I guess I don't have a choice. Otherwise, I might not get my $20 clothes allowance this month, right???
That out of the way, here it is. I really do love Christian and most importantly on this occasion, I think he is an amazing dad- possibly one of the best out there. Oliver loves, loves, loves him and gets so excited when he even hears the lock on the door turn in the evening. He makes a mad dash towards the door, tongue hanging out, slobber rolling down his chin, barking (oh wait, that's Christian's dog fantasy playing out again). Ok, so Oliver really does bolt to the door, screaming all the while, "Daddy! Daddy!" And the scene usually rolls out something like this: Christian grabs him, tackles him to the ground and plays with him until it's Oliver's bed time. Only after Oliver has gotten his fill does Christian make his way over to the kitchen to grab a bite to eat after his excruciatingly long day at work in the roasty Albuquerque sun. And, when it is finally time for Oliver to hit the sack, Christian is always more than willing to change a poopy diaper, brush the little fella's teeth, read a story, and pray with him. Considering the loooonnngg hours that Christian works, he could probably be justified in coming home, plopping his non-existent rear on the couch and watching a couple hours of Comedy Night on NBC, but he doesn't. In fact, he really does make the most of his little time with Ollie at home. And I love him for that and for many, many other amazing qualities he possesses.

8 comments:

Eliza said...

aw reba that was sweet. He is so fun to watch as a dad, anyone can see how much he loves it and adores ollie. lol about the dog fantasy. btw I love your background, where did you get it?

Braden and Meredith said...

You guys had a fight this year? Oh my gosh....just kidding of course. Awesome post, Reb. I enjoyed reading that and can picture it perfectly.

rebabell said...

i got the background off of cutestblogontheblock.com

The Haynie Family said...

Funny, I uploaded that exact same background this morning and then decided to use a fourth of july one for a couple of days so I switched it. It is cute and I will have to use it in the future!
Cousin Sadie

Andrea W. said...

Rebecca, you are hilarious! What happened to "but that's none of your business"? Did Christian force you to edit some of your original post? I think you did a masterful job of complimenting Christian without the cheeze. He is so cute with Oliver, you both are, but it's always fun to watch a man get so into fatherhood. We miss you guys!

Lindsey said...

Oh Rebecca- Don't be afraid of your sentimental side. No matter how bratty you are, we all know you have a soft side! :) Love ya!

BTW- we are so NOT rolling in the dough. That's why this is a bad addiction. Isn't that what credit cards are for? KIDDING! sort of...

Aubrey, Josh, and Caden said...

I'm usually one of the "eye-rollers" on these types of posts, but this one really made me laugh and I can see exactly how cute a daddy Christian is! (c:

Greg said...

I think he's a phenomenal dad, too. A really great dad, and he made his way of being a daddy. He is really an original in this as in most things. What a lucky guy Oliver is to have such a dad, but what a lucky guy Christian is to have you and Oliver. Neat family.

And pleeze don't worry about the cheeze. You guys are worrying about Simon Cowell or somebody. It's really only us out here who love you guys.