Today’s topic is “6 things you think the father of your children deserve to have.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . . .
The father of my children deserves a lot. And not just a swift kick in the pants.
- He deserves a new job. For years, he has worked some crap jobs, sometimes three at a time. When I finally graduated college, it was his turn to finish his degree. So he did and is currently finishing up his teacher certification. Unfortunately, pickin’s are slim around here for teaching jobs. I’ve lost count of all the interviews he’s had. He deserves to have a steady job with good pay, decent vacation time, and it would be nice if he really liked it, too.
- A massage! I’ve been able to get massages thanks to some generous family members, but he has never been to a professional masseuse. I’m not strong enough and my carpal tunnel bothers me too much to give him a decent massage myself.
- A nap. I always take a nap on Sundays. It’s become a tradition ever since I was pregnant with Simon. I hate to give it up for one day, but I think he deserves it.
- A piece of electronic equipment that doesn’t break. In the past couple years, he has gone through three flash drives, a DVD/VCR combo (the DVD part works fine but the VCR part broke), a stereo (it is very temperamental but still works…when it wants to), two MP3 players, and if you count appliances, a dryer and a vacuum.
- A vacation. Don’t we all! I always go on choir trips and retreats, but he has never been away from all of us for any amount of time. For Father’s Day this year, I gave him a weekend for himself. He’s going up to the mountains with his
nerd clubfriends to hike, drink beers, and talk about philosophy.
- A day without yelling. For just one day, the kids need to stop fighting and doing stupid crap. Jamie deserves to laugh and have fun with the kids, not play referee and warden.
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