Sunday, June 15, 2014

About my husband on Father's Day

I don't know if anyone reads other people's Father's Day posts.  It's okay if they don't.  Because see, I was just about to put something in my facebook status update and I decided that I wanted to say too much.

My husband isn't like any person I've ever met before.  Somehow he manages to be weird and quirky and unpredictable and conservative and steady and serious and funny and somber all at the same time.  We somehow always know exactly what he's going to think about things but never have any idea what he's going to do next.

There is nothing...NOTHING...he cares about more than his wife and kids.  There is nothing he'd rather do than spend time with us. 

He brewed his first batch of homebrew when he was 14 years old.  During that same era, he also built a kiln in his backyard (or was it a forge?  Probably both), his suburban Southern California subdivision backyard, and narrowly avoided burning down the neighborhood.  He brought bagpipes and a Karmann Ghia with him to college

I was an obnoxious twit our freshman year and he and I both know that he knew it.  Luckily I didn't like anyone who didn't like me first, but I still had a dream, an actual dream in the middle of the night, that I married Tommy Borobia and I woke up and laughed and laughed and laughed because that would NEVER happen, ohmygoshhahahahaha.

But it did happen and good thing because have you met our children?  They are the wackiest bunch of quirky, interesting, good-hearted, loving people I know.  Having him as their dad is going to make this world a better place.

Things he has had lengthy conversations, and sometimes lessons with demonstrations with them about: politics; cooking; canon law; Calvin & Hobbes; ancient Greek; hoof trimming; medieval history; Kenpo martial arts; the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs; dog training; beer tasting; favorite episodes of The Simpsons; how to make super creepy faces; cheese making; how to use a level .....and on and on and on.

But the thing he is the best at is knowing how to make people feel loved.

Thank you for loving us all for these many years, Tommy.  I can't wait to see what new adventures are waiting for us around the corner.  Happy Father's Day!

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  1. Loved reading this. Great husbands and fathers are such a gift.

  2. To know how to love well those around you is truly the greatest gift.
    Happy Father's Day to him!

  3. You made me cry :) Happy Father's Day to him!

  4. Your post made me smile. A lot. Beautiful! :)

  5. Oooohh, this was beautiful! Happy Father's Day to him!

  6. I loved this post. Thanks for sharing! Happy Fathers' Day to you all!

  7. This is my favorite kind of Father's Day post. It's really specific, which is a nice peek into such a happy family. It also avoids my all-time-hate of "Thanks to my husband for being the bestest best bestie in the whole world (subtext: we are superior)." This is just about your family and what's working so well, so it is fun to read and easy to enjoy.

    Questions from the Combox: Do you want to tell more about how you went from laughing about Tommy Borobia to dating/marriage? Because that is hilarious.

  8. Your husband is a rock star.

    ...but you already knew that. :) (Actually, I think all of you are!)

  9. As a good friend of Tommy's during your freshman year, I can personally attest that all you say about Tommy is very true! Congratulations on your latest addition! I am so happy for y'all! -Emily =)

  10. What a sweet and wonderful post! MY DH and I are coming up on 30 years (Aug. 3rd)... and before we were more than simple acquaintances, my best friend dreamed I married Tom Coder. I told her to go back to sleep and dream something else, because THAT was one dream that would never happen. Ahem. We have six boys and a girl... and today is the day our BABIES turn 18. All the kids grown up. I enjoy your blog so much.


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