June 16, 2007

Happy Father’s Day to me

It’s Father’s Day eve and I sit in the living room listening to Swee’Pea and TheMonk argue over the baby monitor about who’s Daddy I am.

“MY Daddy!” says TheMonk.

“NO! MY DADDY!!” retorts Swee’Pea.

“No! MY Daddy!” Shouts back, TheMonk.

“AAAAAAHHH!!! NOOOOoooooo… MY Daddy!!” Cries Swee’Pea.

And then she bursts into tears.

Laughing, I rush upstairs to mediate this argument. I enter the room and both heads turn toward the door. “I’m BOTH of your Daddy,” I say with a smile. Swee’Pea, still not quite ready to give in, shakes her finger and head and says in a low voice, “No, MY Daddy.” I pat her on the back and roll her on her side and say, “I’m your Daddy and I’m TheMonk’s Daddy too. I love you both.”

Swee’Pea smiles. I look over at TheMonk and he smiles as well. I go over and give him a soft stroke of the cheek and hand him his stuffed Monkey. He tucks it under his arm and starts to get comfy. I smile at both of them, now content and ready for sleep.

“Good night Swee’Pea. Good Night Monk.”

“Your Daddy loves you.”


  1. Everyone together, now: AWWWWWW….

    Happy Father’s Day!

    Comment by Deanna — June 16, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

  2. Happy Father’s Day!

    Comment by Chag — June 16, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

  3. The hardest job you’ll ever love. Happy Father’s Day, Matt.

    Comment by Aunt Raina — June 16, 2007 @ 9:06 pm

  4. To this day, my sister still uses the personal possessive pronoun when talking about our parents – My mom did this or My dad said that.

    I am the first born; if anything, they’re my parents!

    Happy Father’s Day!

    Comment by How About Two? — June 16, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

  5. Good story. Any idea what started that argument?

    Comment by KC — June 17, 2007 @ 8:35 am

  6. hey man….happy fathers day!

    Comment by croutonboy — June 17, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

  7. Happy Father’s day, that is the sweetest story.

    My sister and I spent many hours arguing over who mom loved best, I won when I pointed out that since she had loved me three years longer I outranked little sister. I don’t think she’s given up the argument yet.

    Twins won’t have that problem at least.

    Comment by Laurie — June 17, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

  8. Added our new address.

    Comment by Laurie — June 17, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

  9. Happy Father’s Day! Great story.

    Comment by Kemp — June 18, 2007 @ 5:32 am

  10. Nice.

    I showed the post to my wife. Her response: “I want another baby.” :-)

    Comment by Rattling the Kettle — June 18, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

  11. Awwww…

    Belated Happy Father’s Day to you!

    Comment by momto3cubs — June 19, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  12. Awww!

    Happy Belated Father’s Day. And did you score the HDTV??? Huh huh huh? You were subtle, but I still think your point came across.

    Comment by samantha jo campen — June 19, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  13. They have a Great Daddy! Hope you had a great one.

    Comment by Grandmother — June 19, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

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