19 October 2009
It's not Father's Day.
And it isn't Kevin's birthday.
But I feel like writing about him anyway.
In our house, the man is a Super Star.
He really is.
With all the trappings of celebrity . . . .
Not much private time (his biggest fans are continually interrupting him in the restroom - even if the door IS shut - try dealing with THAT Harrison Ford)
Everyone vying for his attention (Daddy, can you read this? Will you cut an apple for me? Can I cuddle with you? What are you going to watch Dad? Can I walk outside with you? Where are you going? When will you be back? Can I come? Can I have a bite? What is that? Have you seen my shoes? Can you help me wipe?)
His fashion cues being followed (seriously - Bergen dressed just like him this weekend)
The entourage that generally surrounds him (granted, the bulk of said entourage are his own offspring, but still)
Photos constantly being snapped (wait, this one is a lie)
The celebratory dance and mad dash to his side that happens when he enters the house after a day at work or ten minutes outside (you probably think this is a lie too, but it isn't)
But the guy does work pretty hard for the money. (So we better treat him right.) (Remember that song?)
He's a Super Star because he's a Dad.
And a good one.
Reader of bedtime stories. Incorporating various British accents or Southern drawls accordingly.
Constructing ramps over our bedroom steps for he and Berg to race Brutus the monster truck.
Capturing teachable moments to talk to Mosely about how her obedience pleases God when she comments about how proud she is to be learning how to make Magnus be obedient to her.
Offering warmth and security when London has a bad dream about her knee turning into a scary face.
Making our entire crowded dinner table roll out of our chairs laughing as he helps Fox to dance on the table in his diaper after our meal, all the while speaking as if he is the voice of the nearly five month old mini-man. (It is truly hysterical. You should see it in person.)
Thinking of ingenious solutions to basic problems - like the ice cold water bottle stashed near Otto in his stroller on hot summer days to keep his little space cool and comfortable.
Talking to Riley's Bible class about his experiences in Israel.
Gently bathing Piper and treating her to a special tiny spa day.
And this list isn't even exhaustive.
Today, I just feel like celebrating Kevin.
And I wanted you to see some of what I see.
Because it's a nice view.