A guest post by the kids

19 Jun

Dear Daddy, we are here today to tell you…

Why you are the best Dad ever: 

You tell us that you love us

Even when we’re bad,

You take the time to talk to us

And find out why we’re sad.

 

You laugh at every trick we have

And teach us new ones too;

You change our stinky diapers;

Wipe us when we use the loo.

 

You build the best block people

And treasure chests and trains,

You let us jump in puddles

Every time it rains.

 

You hold us when we’re cranky

And when mommy needs a break.

You teach us how to exercise

Yet always share your cake.

 

You try to get some work done

But we always find you there

And you love us all enough

To be distracted from your chair.

 

We love each moment with you

And that’s why we wake you up

To tell you about piggy

Or to fill our pink juice cup.

 

We give high fives and sweet kisses

And clap and sing along.

You encourage us to learn and grow,

And show us we belong.

 

Seeing you’s exciting,

We bounce and jump and giggle

And show how much we love you

By the force of all our wiggles.

 

You never act too old

To enjoy our childish games

And we love to watch you trying hard

To hide your giant frame.

 

You spend time with us gladly

And never make a fuss

When mom goes off to school

And leaves you just with us.

 

You work hard for your family

Where you feel you’re called

And set us the example

That money is not all.

 

You tell us we can be

Anything that we might choose

And that even if we fail,

Your love we’ll never lose.

 

You tell us that we’re charming

In our dresses or our jeans

You make us feel self-confident

And foster self-esteem.

 

You tell us that we’re special

And show us that it’s true

When you shower us with snuggles

And discipline us too.

 

You show us how to balance

Work and life and love,

And you’re such a special daddy

We give you all our love.

 

So much love,

Gemma (3) and Kristopher (9 months)

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6 Responses to “A guest post by the kids”

  1. Sharon June 19, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    LOVE IT!!!! Great poem… and Great pictures!!! XOXOXO!!

  2. Kim June 20, 2011 at 1:46 am #

    Nice poem Anna! Now get Chelsea to illustrate it and make it a children’s book!!!

  3. Heidi June 20, 2011 at 3:02 am #

    I got tears in my eyes while reading that. What a beautiful poem! You definitely have to take up your mom’s suggestion, and make it into a book, or even just use blurb.com or another company like that to put the pictures and poem together. You are so incredibly talented, Anna!

    • hiddenponies June 20, 2011 at 7:49 am #

      Aw, thanks 🙂 I have to credit my mom for insisting every Christmas we write a poem to go with our gifts – I can now pump out poems with this super basic rhyming scheme in about 15 minutes 🙂

  4. chelseahuebertdesign June 20, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    this is so cute 🙂 hope you guys had a great father’s day 🙂

  5. Katy June 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    That would be a great children’s book. I hope you all had a great father’s day. Especially Carl! 🙂

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