It’s funny how when you celebrate Father’s Day or Mother’s Day you don’t really keep track of how many years you’ve been a father or a mother the way you do with anniversaries and birthdays. For 15 years Ted has been the best father I ever could have hoped for, never declining to spend one on one time with the kids, always taking an interest in whatever interested them. They are lucky to have such a kind and generous dad who lets them be themselves and I think they know it. We were young parents and didn’t always know how to handle parenthood. When we celebrated our first anniversary, we had a two-month old. But somehow we managed. Now it won’t be too many more years before our children leave the nest. I don’t know where the years went. These are precious years with our kids, getting to see them develop a strong sense of self and find their place in the world is such a joy. As many worries as I have as a mother, I take comfort in knowing both of my children are headed down a good path and I know that is mostly due to having such a wonderful dad.
We treated Ted to a buffet brunch at the newly opened City Tavern Southpark. Afterwards we took him shopping at Williams Sonoma. You wouldn’t think it because he hardly ever cooks, but Ted loves a good cooking gadget. The waffle iron we got him for Father’s Day many moons ago has been used so many times it really deserves an award for most durable kitchen appliance. This year’s gift was a burger press for making perfectly formed burgers. If it gets even 1/3 as much use as the waffle iron, I will be one happy Mama.