Most parents think their children are cuter than your kids, right? Funny how God set it up so my young daughters are cuter bite size versions of my beautiful wife. As I sit here watching my 4 year old play with her dolls as she finishes up her bath, flashing her little white butt as she stands and sits in the tub to assure the splashes are big enough for Elsa and Cinderella to have a wave to ride, I’m struck with how common yet amazing moments and memories like these occur regularly for so many moms and dads around the world.
My phone is full of pictures and videos of my children I refuse to delete or store off the phone because I want to have access to them (thanks tech people I understand the options). Stories like the one I’m living and typing right now while Kate is yelling cause she “can’t get all the bubbles off” as the tub drains followed by a song… “bubbles bubbles bubbles off, bubbles off, bubbles off, down the drain down the drain, little bubbles down the drain” will only live in my personal memory; never recorded or documented anywhere other than my little brain.
She's climbed out of the tub now, “Dad, can you wrap me up like a bruh-reeto?” Sure, sweetie. “Arms up Arms up, gotta keep my arms up” she chants as she spins. I agree it’s good to stop and smell the roses. I encourage all the dads out there to stop and wrap up a four year old burrito when you get the chance. This is daughter #5 for me and I know for sure I missed a lot of roses and burritos along the way. Lucky for me, I’m the only one who gets to see this. It's just not fair.