|SI's robot seems to have staying power|
|Daddy provides all sorts of entertainment|
At any rate, in gearing up for his last semester of grad school, he updated his resume and put it back out there. And he's gotten lots of calls, mostly leading nowhere, and more each week. It's exciting for both of us, and with the semester starting up again on Monday we had a bit of an "almost there" party. Which is to say, M and I sat down in front of a whole pizza with our children and together had a very festive meal.
|Tired daddies need kisses|
A bath, a decent night's sleep, and a dawn later, I awoke to the regular sounds of DD sneaking into SI's bed in order to achieve some feat of mischief. And what I heard was this, "No Debbah! MY robot! MY robot!"
|Nurse Daddy helps Dr. DD with a sick doll|
At any rate, when I finally got in there and made sure that everybody had their own robots, SI proceeded to explain to me that "Blue Robot" was now "Daddy Robot." And that her blue robot finger puppet was now "Baby Robot."
And Daddy Robot spent nearly all of the day gently cradling Baby Robot, reading it books, cooing it it quietly, and occasionally singing it the Alphabet Song.
|Baby Robot and Daddy Robot|
It's not very often that I find myself wishing that M was home, still unemployed but always here to play with his children.
And it's not very often that their imagination play doesn't involve a Mommy figure. In fact, I'd say it's a first. It's always, "Daddy duck, Mommy duck, baby duck!" Or, "Daddy bear, Mommy bear!" "Daddy" and "Mommy" are adjectives that apply to differently sized or shaped blocks. They definitely see us as a team.
|This is what Daddy Robots do. <3|
My husband, the most wonderful man I have ever known, the most amazing father I could ever have imagined for my children... Even when he's not here, he's here. Because my kids know what daddies do.
Daddies give hugs and kisses and read books and play.
When they talk about Daddy during the day, they say things like, "Daddy at work. Poor Daddy." And when he comes home, he gets dragged into whatever game is happening- or forced to lay down on the floor in order to become their own personal jungle gym.
My daughters know what daddies are. Daddies are the best robots ever.