Happy Father’s Day to all Dads especially to the best Dad in the whole world, aka my husband.
You know in our family, my husband is really the apple of everyone’s eye. We fight over who gets to sleep beside him at night – I always win! We fight for his attention after he sign out from work – the kids win but then I announce it’s already their bedtime so I can get him all to myself haha! We even fight over who gets to eat beside him at the dinner table.
We love him so much maybe that’s the reason why we have date nights, kids’ time, and family time so we’ll know whose turn it is to spend time with him. haha!
Anyway, this is all just a friendly competition. The truth is I am thrilled he is such a great father to my kids.
In fact, since he started working at home last year so much has changed in our small family. It’s really different when you have the father inside the house. The dynamics have changed for the better! Let me explain further. He spoils the kids rotten but that doesn’t mean they don’t obey him. It’s really the opposite. He doesn’t have to shout or spank them to make them obey. He can just look at them in the eye and talk to them in a stern voice and they understood he means business. Even Zack who is only 18 months old knows that when his Dad says “No” it is time to stop. That’s why my life has gotten so much easier just because he is around 24/7. He has become my not so secret weapon when dealing with the kids.
- When Z refused to finish his food, I tell him to tell Daddy and he would sigh and eat all up no questions asked.
- When Z is being more hard headed than usual and won’t obey I threaten to tell his Dad and that would be the end of discussion.
- I even learned that he can make them obey even through phone. Like one time Z and I went to his Lolo’s house and hubby was left at home. His Lolo wanted to take him to the cinema but Z didn’t want to go. As a last resort, I called my husband for help. So he said to put Z through and had a chat with his son. Oh, you should have seen the expression on Z’s face while they were talking. He had this defiant expression on his face at first which quickly changed to this face portraying pure obedience. It was like he was hypnotized over the phone! I couldn’t believe it.
Isn’t my hubby amazing?
That’s why this Father’s Day I really thought long and hard on what gift to give him. I didn’t want anything expensive because I was on a budget. So I thought, “What was the cheapest that he’ll appreciate the most?”
And I came up with this:
A massage oil! O ha, am I a genius or what? One bottle of this only costs a little over P200 at Watson’s. You can even buy one at P150 at Zen Zest. But what you’ll save in pesos will cost you an arm and leg in service. haha! That’s what I found out after giving my hubby a full body massage yesterday on one of our foam mattresses. Gosh, it’s hard ha! I was sweating all over. Now I have so much respect for professional masseuse. This is what you really call labor of love talaga. But it’s all worth it. I think he fell in love with me more after that back breaking massage. haha!
But I could’t resist to give him another gift. It destroyed my budget but I didn’t mind. After all, Father’s day comes only once in a year. And besides, it’s so fragrant I won’t mind smelling this on him all day.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Thank you for investing so much of your time with us. Money can’t buy what you’ve given us and we’re so thankful for all your sacrifice. We promise to give you our unconditional love and obedience. We love you so much!