Best Dad Ever!


Today, I’m thankful for being a dad!

My son made this for me, while he was in kindergarten!  He manage to keep it hidden from me until Father’s Day!  When I saw it for the first time, I asked him when he made this and he told me … at school!  He was so proud of making it, but not as proud as he was giving it to me as one of my gifts!

My heart was deeply moved by the words, “Best Dad Ever’!  However, this was not the first time that he has share these words with me.  As a matter of fact, he uses them quite frequently … mostly when he’s trying to get Dad to say yes to something he wants.  HA! HA ! Which seems like a lot these days,

All kidding aside, it’s these words like this that makes my thankful that I’m a Dad.  And no matter what happens, how many times I tell him no, or how many times I have to discipline him … he still things that I’m the Best Dad Ever.

Of course, there are many times when I don’t even think I live up to this title.  Yep, I’m not a perfect Dad and I don’t know of any Dad that is.  I’m just trying to be best Dad I can be for him.  And yes, I will miss up a lot but I also have a lot chances to get it right.  Still, in the end, it doesn’t really matter because my boy will say these words to me and my whole heart will melt  … and for that moment, all of my challenges as a Dad are washed away!

I certainly felt like the Best Dad Ever on Father’s Day, this year!  The biggest reason for that feeling was the fact that I’m a Dad.  One of the things, I love being the most.  And I’m so thankful that God blessed me with the opportunity to be a Dad … because I wouldn’t change it for nothing!

What about you?  If you’re a dad, what are some of your ‘best dad ever’ moments?  If you’re not a dad, what memories of your Dad to you have that you would classify as ‘best dad ever’.


Things My Kid Says … “Daddy, I’m going have a contest … “

The other day my son climbs into my lap and tells me he wants to have a talk with me.  Of course, I’m bracing myself for what my kindergarten wants to have a talk about … and if this talk will leave me in stitches … or wonder where he heard what he’s about to repeat!

So, I ask him what he want’s to have a talk about.  He tells me he’s going have a contest.  As I ponder what kind of contest, I’m even more intrigue as to where this conversation is going.  And how much involvement that I will have to invest in his contest.

He proceeds to tell me that he’s going have a contest with the girls (at his school). Being a father of a boy, you can probably imagine what thoughts are going through a father’s head after the words contest and girls.  As for me I’m thinking either this is going be really good or really bad … and if it will get him into a lot of trouble with his mother!

So, I patiently wait for him to tell me the purpose of “his contest with girls.”  Yep Dad, I’m going have a contest with the girls to see who I’m going marry! He’s looking at me with all seriousness and very proud of his idea.  And he finishes it with what do you think, Dad?

I’m doing my best to keep a straight face … as I’m thinking he’s way too young to be watching the Bachelor. Nor do I want to stump his creativity but, depending on what he includes with his contest, he could be in hot water with some of those girls.

So, what’s a dad to do … well, I told him that’s interesting idea son but you may want to run by your mother and see what she says!


Things my kid says …

“Daddy, somebody messed up my room!”

Those were words my son yelled from his room, while he was looking for his shoes.  I asked him to repeat it, just to make sure I heard him correctly.

This time he came running down the hallway and  yelled “Daddy, I said somebody messed up my room.”

Of course, I tried hard not to laugh because I knew who was responsible for his room being a mess.  So, I decided to see where this would go   …  by saying, I’m pretty sure it was you who messed up your room.

According to him, this was not the case and he proceeded to tell me “No, the dog messed up my room.  She came in and stepped all over my stuff and knocked my stuff down. And she made a big mess!”

Again, trying hard to keep my composure, I asked him if he was sure it was the dog.  “Yes, daddy it was the dog.” She messed up my room!”

So, to keep from delaying him getting ready for school (which is always a challenge) … I informed him again that it was him who messed up his room and not the dog.

He thought about it, then finally agreed that it was indeed him who did it but the dog helped a little!

Well, I guess it’s better than him blaming it on Grandma (who came over last night and played with in his room) or maybe he was covering for her. Who knows??


Things my kid says …

Some days I would like to venture into my 5 year olds mind and see how he comes up with some conversation topics.  The other day, he told me … dad, if you take your socks off then you’re smart!  I simply replied yes, if you say so.  Of course, I couldn’t help from laughing to myself about.

Later on, I got to thinking about what he had said and I begin to wonder how does he come up with this stuff.  I’m sure to him it’s pretty good advice. If you ponder on the many reasons why people take their socks off then you might buy into his words of wisdom.  To him socks may be a hinderance at the moment, so if he takes them off then everything is good.  Or his feet may be a lil warm, and he takes them off so his feet could cool down.  And I probably could go on and on …

I guess the point I’m trying to make is take the time and talk with your kiddos, because you never know what it is their trying to tell you.