So in my last post it was pretty clear that I lost the dad of the year award. And so early in the year... Well, I think it's time for some reconsideration. Everyone knows that I am not much for tooting my own horn... actually I'm probably the first person to "toot my own horn" so this is will be about par for the course.
There has been some serious weather issues here in DFW, the super bowl is in town and April is out of town. Normally this would mean that I am "bachen" it but I have David, so it's more like "single fathering it." The two are similar... in no way. Being a bachelor means you have no responsibilities. Being a single father means you have all the responsibility. That being said, I submit the following photo to the "Dad of the Year" award for reconsideration:
So what all happens when mommy is away? Well, we get to do all the things that would normally be frowned upon in this establishment. We get to use knives when we eat, we eat hot dogs, we learn to jump from a small slide to the top of the couch and we get to pick up snow without wearing gloves.
So what if he has a split lip and unidentified scratches on his face. He is in good shape all around.
To all of the people that read this who don't have kids (Matt) and wonder, "man, is that really worth it?" I submit this one comment. Normally, David calls for his mom when he's in his bed and doesn't want to be. However, tonight he was babbling while he was going to bed and I heard him yell out, "I love my Daddy." There really isn't anything better. All the work, all the time, all the effort and all the sacrifice are totally worth it because of moments like that.
So to sum up, I have done what any other good father would do in my situation. So I'm not too sure if I am a real candidate for "Dad of the Year" but I feel like my previous indiscretions should be negated.
Oh, and to further my point, look at the conditions I had to deal with.