Today's Wonder of the World is...Fathers!
After the mushy post from yesterday, you might be all sweet-ed out, but too bad because IT'S FATHER'S DAY PEOPLE!
Happy Father's Day, all you fathers out there!
Today is a two parter. I celebrate my daddy, and my children's daddy.
I would say Age before beauty, but my dad is pretty beautiful himself!
Happy Father's Day, Daddy!
There we are, Daddy and me, and my silly Sammy.
Here's Daddy in our den, back on Christmas of...1974? I'm not sure.
But I am pretty sure that I received a camera that year, because I've got bunches of pictures of my daddy in that snazzy shirt and vest, and Steve in his red pants and NC State shirt. Go Wolfpack!
Apparently I didn't know about centering back then. Nice drainspout.
I'm sure Daddy taught me how to use that camera, if I wasn't being stubborn and gave him a chance. He taught me all kinds of things.
Here's some random facts you might not know about my dad:
1. He's honored in Ohio State's Drainage Hall of Fame.
(He really is! I've called him Dr. Drip ever since then.)
2. Don't play badminton with him because HE WILL TAKE YOU DOWN.
3. He once shot his brother Lynn in the b-u-t-t with a beebee gun. And then an egg fight ensued. The joys of farm living. (It's part of Skaggs family folklore, but it really happened!)
4. When I was in college, he took our family with him on a huge business trip to Israel and then Europe. We lived in Haifa for a couple weeks, and one day he walked us down to a restaurant where the menu was all in Arabic and no one in the whole place spoke English. He managed to order for all of us--by talking slowly and doing charades. That was in 1984, and I still can't get over it.
5. He's an award winning scientist and college professor, but he's also awesome at Trot-A-Little-Horsey with his grandchildren.
Happy Father's Day Dad!
And now, Todd, the father of my children, the King of the Ramsey castle. Sort of.
Todd, dear, don't hate me for posting this picture. It shows what lengths you're willing to go to keep our family laughing. Remember that day? We were playing tourists in France and after the Parc Mini Chateau, the kids wanted to go to the donkey park, Le Fou de L'Ane, where we saw "the hairiest of the asinine species?"
What a good daddy you are!
Here are five facts that prove you're an amazing dad.
1. You used your frequent flier tickets to take Sarah and her friend Katie with you on a business trip to France for her 16th birthday. And when they confided to you that they wanted to be French and dye their hair red, did you freak out? No! You drove them to Auchan to buy the temporary hair dye and extra towels so that the hotel ones wouldn't be ruined!
2. You've spent countless hours on the soccer fields, watching and coaching our boys. And many times told me to stay home and write. (See, you're a great husband too!)
3. When Sam was a baby and freaked out about French hairdressers going at him with scissors, you bought clippers and taught yourself to cut his hair at home.
4. Anybody who's read French By Heart knows about the lengths you went to to find my favorite circus poster on the streets of Clermont. Not only did it make me happy, it taught our kids about love!
5. You wait up for Sarah to come home from dates, when I have already fallen asleep with my glasses on.
Happy Father's Day,Todd!
And Tanner says Woof woofedy woof woof woof.
That means Happy Father's Day, your majesty!
Hope you all enjoy the special day!
PS. I'd love to hear about the dads in your life! Please share!