Monday, March 5, 2012

Eric the Daddy

Gracie knows what she wants...and what she doesn't want. :)

Haha. She's such a big girl.

And yes, I am aware that there are still no pictures in those frames. I have new plans for them now which will require waiting just a little bit longer! ;)

We had a pretty low-key weekend. Mostly because we were feeling under the weather for part of it. But I knew if I wanted to talk about one thing today, it would husband. So many things he did over the last three days had me cracking up, saying "aww" or just scratching my head. :) I don't think even he realizes it, but Eric J Robert has slowly been transforming into Mr. Mom. And I'm not the only one who has noticed.

So I thought I'd throw together a list of a few of his weekend antics. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you "10 Signs of the Domesticated Daddy."

10 Signs of the Domesticated Daddy
You know you're a daddy when....

*The Apple Store employee labels you "guy with the stroller" when checking you in for your genius bar appointment.

*You treat ALL of your girls to ice cream when they are good while you "shop." :)

*Without thinking, you diaper giant teddy bears at lightning speeds. All to please your two year old, of course.

*The funniest joke you heard all day involved black olives transforming into "finger shoes." As told by your toddler.

*You entered a craft yourself...for something YOU needed. :)

*You're the one who stays behind to calm your screaming baby in the church nursery. Nothing like a daddy's tender love and care.

*Your wife prefers that you dress the children for church, because you can wrangle them into tights more efficiently than she can.

*You chose two movies to rent for the weekend. They were both children's films. (Which you enjoyed.)

*You changed a poopy diaper for the first time ever without screaming, "Help! Help!" :)

*You provided nearly every meal for your family for an entire weekend AND cooked breakfast and did dishes while letting your wife sleep in an extra half hour. (Bless you.)

Yes, Eric. "Dad" is now your primary persona. 
I think you get to join the Dad Scouts now and start earning badges.
And for the takes a real man to be a daddy. Even if that means you shop in craft stores. :)

I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm actually really thankful that ours was fairly uneventful. I do believe we have officially entered tornado season in our neck of the woods, and so many communities have been affected already. Our prayers go out to those who have lost homes, businesses, and most tragically - family members. It puts into prospective how lucky our family is just to have each other. Thank you, Lord for another day!


Heather said...

Awwww...what a cute post! Good job daddy!!!

Cassie said...

awwwwe, i LOVE this. way to go eric, and yes it takes a real man to be a daddy! too cute!

Katie said...

Adorable. Your girls are blessed to have such a loving, involved father :)

Anonymous said...

wait, this weekend was your husband's first time changing a poopy diaper? how'd he get away with that for so long?

The Pettijohn's said...

Loved the post. It was cute. He is one lucky guy to get away from changing a poop diaper until now. Vince was not so lucky.

Melissa W. said...

Great post!! Great daddy!!

...and yes...very impressive that he GT along this far without having to change a pookie dookie diaper. VERY impressive!!! Way to take one or a few rather, for the team, A!!

Adrien said...

Whoa whoa one ever said Eric has never changed a poopy diaper. Haha. Not me, at least. :)

April R said...

Adrien I really enjoy the short videos, thanks for sharing them. April

sblind2 said...

I'm pretty blessed to have an involved daddy as well at my house! =)
As soon as I watched that video my first thought was "dude get some pictures in those frames" then I read your next line...I would be freaked out if the same girl was staring at me in all different directions! =)


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