Monday, June 11, 2007

My Husband

Because the kids and I are leaving Mike for a week to go to California, and because he will be alone on Father's Day, I thought it would be nice if I left my blog with a tribute to him. Those of you who are lucky enough to know Mike, know how handsome, clever and funny he is. But did you know that he is also the best father? Here are two recent examples that show some of his killer fatherly skills.

1. Last month, we had to take Mabel to the emergency room because her eyeball was swollen. It was gross and very sad. Mabel was laying on a bed, her face surrounded by mounds of towels, with a bag of saline solution hanging near her head. A kind nurse had the unfortunate task of washing out the eye of a hysterical 4 year old. While I sat on a chair nearby with my head between my knees so I wouldn't pass out, Mike took control of the situation. In the most gentle, most calming voice I have ever heard, he talked Mabel out of crying and into opening her eye wide so the nurse could flush it out. It was amazing. As long as Mike was whispering in Mabel's ear, she was able to keep her eye open. I don't know what I would have done without him.

2. The other night, Mike took the kids to the grocery store (did I mention that he does all of the grocery shopping in our house?) and came home with the ingredients to make the most delicious egg and potato tacos I have ever had the pleasure of eating. He is a far better cook than I will ever be. Also, he makes home made tortillas. Yah, that's right. I totally scored when I married him.

We will miss him terribly this next week, but someone in this family has to work for a living.

See you when we get back!


  1. you had me at "he does the grocery shopping."

    you scored.


  2. He really is amazing. I love Mabel's eye story--that is one of the worst situations (the "sorry child, I have to let the doctor do very painful things to you for your own good") that I'm not at all good at. So I'm really impressed with Mike. What a guy!

  3. I'm not balding as much as that picture alludes to.

    Thanks for the love, hon.

  4. Wow that picture really does make Mike look bald but it is a sweet story. I miss your family

  5. hooray for awesome husbands! we will miss you!

  6. ok, so i totally didn't notice that the picture cut off the top of mike's head. he really does have hair there, i promise.

  7. You really don't have much hair and you look pretty good :)

    You are lucky, Steph. Mike is pretty awesome to do grocery shopping, plus I know he finds good deals.

    We love you all and see you soon!

  8. I hope you are having a great time in California! I really am jealous about the grocery shopping thing, although I never know what I'm going to end up with when Sam goes to the grocery store- usually just chips and oreos.


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