Nice Dad a.k.a. PhilBillPaul

He has always been a nice dad.

Since he’s not my dad, I didn’t get him a Father’s Day present. Or a card.

Nice Dad always gets me something nice for Mother’s Day. Even though I’m not his mother.

You would think I would reciprocate by getting him something nice.

I’m pretty sure I have in years past. I just forgot this year.

So here’s my attempt to make up for my thoughtlessness.

Lucky for me I have this blog. 🙂

Here’s a photo tribute to what a Nice Dad he is…

I love to look back at the pictures and see how
he lit up being a dad, starting with The Grunter.

He didn’t even seem to mind when I dressed
my two handsome guys alike in pink shirts.

It only took him about eight weeks after the twin girls were born…
and a strong threat that he might find himself living in his car…
to jump in and actively participate in parenting two more babies.

Side note: We never call parenting “babysitting.”
BIG issue for me when moms say dad is “babysitting.”
As if I was babysitting while he was working? UGH!

He actually rose to the challenge and put many of the
other dads to shame taking care of his children while my home business grew and he always recognized that I needed time to myself.

That 4th baby just made his heart grow bigger.

Side note: Did anyone notice that in addition to being N-I-C-E,
he doesn’t take a bad picture?

Some day I know our kids will look back and realize what an amazing and involved Nice Dad that they had!

Until then, he’ll just have to take my word for it…

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. –Charles Swindoll

Take a moment to leave a comment and share a great memory about your own dad or the dad of your kids.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating the fathers in your family. For those of you whose fathers have passed away, I know you fully understand when I say that I miss my dad every day and not just on Father’s Day.


One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Melinda says:

    I KNOW you have a wonderful DH. My own is pretty fantastic too. I don’t have the best relationship with my dad right now but I’m working on it.

    My DH helps out a lot with the parenting at our house as well. Wonder if that’s because they have multiples in common? Kind of requires that they step up to the plate a little more. Whatever the reason, he’s there. As he says, he brings home the bacon and cooks it too.

    I had a great childhood and lots of great memories with my dad but at some point, it fell apart. We have some issues now but like I said, I’m trying to get around them. Especially after losing my mom. Once you’ve lost a parent, I think you learn to appreciate the one you have left a little more.

    We did have a good Father’s Day I think. Got to be with all of my family so I can appreciate that at least.

  2. 2
    nancy says:

    Great minds think alike! As I was reading, and viewing the pictures I thought the same dang thing….he looks good in every single picture. I hate people like that! lol

  3. 3
    Sherra says:

    Melinda » We all have issues and they keep us busy improving and growing so life is never boring, right?

    nancy » It’s really irritating especially since the girls in the house have the non-photogenic gene. The Grunter doesn’t take a bad picture either. Whatever. 🙂

  4. 4
    Tammy says:

    I miss my dad too! More than words can say sometimes and it is so nice to have someone else recognize the fact that no matter how many years have passed that never changes. Enjoy having a husband that is also a NICE dad!

  5. 5
    Sherra says:

    Tammy » Father’s Day is always tough as I know you know. But sometimes the every day moments of missing him are even tougher…

  6. 6
    Rhonda says:

    I must say I too never say Dad is babysitting…but I have been known to refer to it as “dad is doing time with the kids…” A little like my days seemed to have been….nothing but doing time! Fortunately, those days were outnumbered by mostly (only now looking back can I say that) good days.

    I sure enjoyed the pictures.

    Great post Sherra.

  7. 7
    Sherra says:

    Rhonda » It is amazing how our perspective changes as they get older. It’s hard to see it when you are “in the season.” I hope this means I will look back at these teen years and say they were better than I realized…at the time. Tee hee 🙂