Mothers all over the world are celebrated on so many occasions and I just think that no celebration whatsoever could ever be rewarding enough to all the hard work and sacrifices they are making. ❤So, here’s to you, wonderful beings, may you live long and get your crafty hands and minds and souls always be appreciated for their true value!
This week was so much about moms, that it only came naturally to me to think: hey, how about the fathers? Only to find out that, actually the last day of the week is going to be dedicated to the 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐦.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐧𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐚 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐭. The one who was so uncomfortable at the monthly ObGyn checking, but, still, never missed one of them.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐛𝐢𝐠 that you had forgotten you even had knees. That man who encouraged you every time you felt useless. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫 (𝐧𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭) 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧.
The one who reminded you during labor of the breathing techniques he’d learned with you at Lamaze. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. The one who wished that the baby came with the instructions booklet, so he can know, just like you, what to do whenever the baby cries, but still, figures out hilarious ways to soothe him.
The one who understands so well your exhaustion, that, at night, when the baby wakes up for breastfeeding, he’s just uncovering you and latches baby on, so that you can enjoy further your deep sleep. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐬𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐮𝐧 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐞𝐚 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐤, 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐮𝐩𝐬.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 (let’s admit that 😄) and he’s so proud of that. It’s the man who, despite his lack of maternal instinct, has built the best friendship with his baby, and you can see that in the eyes of the little one.
Let’s give them all the credit for doing their best in this crazy job called parenting. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐝𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝! 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞!