Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's the little things...

The other day we had to do all of the kids bedding. Vance really wanted his "polar bear" blanket. In the morning, I brought the basket upstairs, found the blanket and gave it to him with his morning cup of milk. His smile was worth a million.

When I give him his cup, I always tell him to sleep some more before school. Sometime he does, most times no. When he doesn't, I usually get a treat. I go out to my car, get in and look up. One of his windows faces the back where my car is and he will look out. I wave, he waves back and smiles the whole time. That helps my day.

Possibly the night before the "polar bear" blanket incident, Quisqueya needed a different blanket for bed. I gave her one of my serape and called it a "Daddy blanket." She was thrilled. (It helps that it has yarn ends that tickle her nose.)

Most of the time, when I get home from work, my daughter will run up and give me a hug. The only prompting is Mommy noting that I am home.

It's the little things that make kids great.

...Paranoid Dad


Bruce said...

i know what you mean. it totally rock to come home from a hard day and have faces brighten up when they see you. it kinda makes your hard day seem worth while.

Eyepoke said...

I love kids. I just can't eat a whole one.