yesterday oldest daughter was engrossed in some sort of entertainment courtesy of nick jr and nick's games. and while playing she received an i.m. from the husband.
when i came back to my laptop last evening, i read this delightful exchange.
hi, it's (oldest daughter)
hi (oldest daughter)
can you have mom call me?
sure thing dead man.
you said we could have choacolate.\
when mom gives it to you
yes of course youare a dead man.
i just want to have fun.
is this (oldest daughter) still?
you are confusing me :)
your funny that was mist spelled
k. bye dad i love you
you are so cute
i love you
what amazing girls i have!!
i love you more
have mom call me
or chat with me
k i will
love you too
and that was it. apparently the children had been promised chocolate. so i dug into the husband's secret chocolate stash and handed out reese's treats to eager children.
and i re-read the sweet conversation between a dad and one of his girls. and i felt gratitude. gratitude for a man who expresses love so freely to his family. gratitude for a man whose children love to joke and tease with him. gratitude for a man who works so hard for his family and still finds time to check in throughout the day.
i love that man. and that daughter.
p.s. oldest daughter did give me the message to call the husband. but i got busy and forgot. i don't even know what he wanted still. i'll have to remember to ask him.