Jeff likes to get up early. He always has. So I was determined to wake up early enough to bring him breakfast in bed. By the time I had woken he had already gotten up at 6:00 am, walked all the way up Timp caves trail, come down and done some reading, and picked some fresh strawberries in the backyard.
So much for good intentions.
So we have a good daddy in our home! He is very involved and helpful with both home and family. He always has been. I can remember him picking my sleeping babies up out of their crib and just cradling them on his chest as they slept. He’s one of those nourishing types of daddies. Not only that but he is the best with helping out around the house! We fight over who gets to mow the lawn every week because it is our favorite job. He is all about taking care of the yard, but I will also find my dishes randomly placed in the dishwasher or the floor swept. Or the dried clothes removed from the dryer and placed in a basket. He has happily coached little league teams with the boys and been there to support the children in their school activities. I love that about Jeff. His idea of a fun time is to take the boys to the ball field and play balls up. I have never had to nag or scold him because he is running off with friends or other obligations (like church ones where I constantly see my neighbor fathers running off to this meeting and that meeting or some other meeting and leaving the mom to hold the bag with the kids) and ignoring or running away from his home duties. Ever. He just doesn’t do it. He will gladly leave his work to take a child to a doctor’s appointment or whatever. His heart and his energies are devoted to our family.
I have, in all of our (almost 21) years of marriage, been consistently able to rely on Jeff to be a responsible and caring father. Early on in our marriage I told him “it takes two people to make a baby, and it takes two people to raise a baby.” He has always happily fulfilled his side of the bargain. Of this I am extremely grateful.
So here’s one for the excellent fathers in the world.
Happy Fathers Day!
Froggie’s Cinnamony French Toast
1 french bread loaf, cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 c half and half
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp cinnamon
Whisk eggs until light. Add half and half and mix until incorporated. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Dip the french toasts individually into the eggs/milk mixture until coated and place the bread on heated and buttered frying pan/grill. Flip when toasted on bottom until both sides are a golden brown. Serve w/butter and syrup. (my favorite variation: faintly sprinkle powdered sugar over a stack of 2-3 toast pieces, mix frozen berries with a raspberry glaze and drizzle this mixture across the center and put a dollop of whipped cream on the top. It’s gorgeous and fit for serving at any brunch!)