I get lots of comments made to me, in person, through email or on the blog, that people like this blog. It’s all family and friends mainly, I’m not saying I’m some famous blogger or anything, but my mom wakes up every morning hoping I’ve written something and that makes me happy. The one person that really doesn’t like the blog, however, is the one person I WANT to like the blog the most. He hates his photo being taken, he hates being written about and he hates that I do both, on here, for anyone to read.
So today we went to the pool with my sister, Abbie, and the girls. We had a great time! I will tell you that Bailey went down the big slide by herself again, head first on her tummy, however, which got us a bad look from the teenage lifeguard. I will also tell you that Bailey is learning how to dive. And I will tell you that I got some great GREAT shots from the pool, belly sliding and all.
What I won’t tell you is about how much I loved the fact that my studly husband RAN the 6+ miles to the pool and we met him there after naps. I also won’t tell you that a run like that would kill me, literally.
I won’t tell you how sweet it is to watch Bailey and her daddy play together.
I won’t tell you about all the times he makes her try new things, and she does them, without fear, b/c she trusts her daddy completely. Things like going head first, belly down, on the big slide!
I can’t tell you about how much I love just watching him move. About how sure he is and strong he is.
I also won’t talk about the tender moments. Sitting in the shade having family snacks, him giving Parker her bottle and holding a towel at the same time to keep the sun out of her eyes, or sharing a smile b/c we both love our kids so much and couldn’t be happier.
I defintely won’t tell you that he still makes my heart flutter.
And I also won’t mention that I love hearing him joke around with my little sister, treating her like his own little sister.
And there won’t be any photos shared of any of these off limit topics either.
What I will tell you is that although he hates it at times, I think that deep down he loves my passion for creating and capturing memories. And that I think some day he’ll even come around and smile when I ask him to, although I’m not holding my breath. I think that he loves the camera in my hand b/c he knows, somewhere I really think he knows, that 50 years from now we will have all of these amazing photos and scrapbooks to look back on and remember the tiny moments, like the off-limits-belly-down-head-first slide Bailey did once upon a time at Webster Pool. And seeing that photo will cause memories to flood back and his amazing smile to light his face. And even then, 50 years from now, I will probably grab the camera, snap the shot, and then scrap about it!
So here’s to photo taking, scrapbook making and blogging! Husband approved or not! I love you C!