Today I posted the following. I wanted to put it everywhere I could. Not just to brag on the life partner I have, but to remind you that he didn't get this way overnight. He has worked hard, and listened hard and participated HARD over the years. And now it looks like this.
I'm about to walk out the door and be away from my five kids for five nights.
How many meal plans did I have to prepare? Zero.
Grocery shopping? Nada.
Prep cooking? Zilch.
Do I have concerns over whether or not someone will get poisoned via
their food allergy or that the kids will not maintain their mostly
plant-based diet? Nope.
How many hours have I spent writing
out the details of what the kids need and their typical flow to their
day and who needs to be where and when? Not one hairy second.
Is my heart palpitating over how the trauma triggers and subsequent
behaviors will be handled? I have no doubt that even if it's not
handled exactly the way I would, they'll all receive therapeutic
Because when I leave, Dad will be here. And Michael Moers? He's 400% parent.
Michael, I know that you DO forget things and you DO totally let things
fall between the cracks because this gig here is not your fulltime job
(and I DO totally lose my sh*! sometimes and make you feel crappy when
that happens). But today I can't deny the fact that even in that ...
you are head and shoulders above many. I just sat and talked through
some things with the kids, but found myself just saying over and over
again, "Dad will be here. Dad will know. Dad will take care of that."
You're an amazing Dad.
You're an amazing husband.
You're an amazing man.
And as Lisa has said for years: you really should teach classes. :)