Every Time

Every time a stranger smiles as they watch you with the kids…

Every time one of the kids falls asleep with their arms wrapped around your neck…

Every time I have to help referee whose turn it is to sit beside you at dinner…

Every time you refuse to let anything matter more than the kids, no matter how far others are willing to sink to provoke you…

Every time you have been attacked but put on a smile for the kids…

Every time you are exhausted but sit down on the floor to wrestle and play, just because it is what makes the kids happy…

Every time you have been the life of a little girl’s tea party…

Every time you have stayed strict in the face of sad, puppy-dog eyes…

Every time you have doubted yourself and questioned yourself, wanting always to do something better by them…

Every time you have been the safe arms, the honesty, and the unconditionally loving parent they desperately need…

Every time you make me smile as I watch you with them, playing, teaching, sleeping, squeezing everything out of every moment you have together…

You remind me why you are such a great dad.  Happy Father’s Day!

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About TheSmirkingCat

I am endlessly trying to make sense of a world that has completely and unapologetically lost its mind.
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