Ain’t Nothin’ But a Dad Thang, Baby…

For Father’s Day, I received three gifts from my children, in addition to their very being, of course, which is truly the gift that keeps on giving the whole year through. Oftentimes even in the middle of the night.

In no particular order of importance, I was given:

1. MY VERY OWN PILLOW PET!!! Snuggly Puppy in the house, y’all!

2. A delicious strawberry Father’s Day cake lovingly decorated with pink frosting, a 2-inch layer of sprinkles, and just under 150 candles that spelled out “DAD.” When lit, it was visible from the International Space Station.

3. This letter written by my 7-year-old son, Nolan.

Words are a special gift, especially from loved ones. And they don’t set off fire alarms.

But seriously, Snuggly Puppy!

Yeah, I know, I know.

The letter was the best thang of all.

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Posted on June 21, 2011, in For Dads and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Oh lordy. I want to eat that piece of paper and absorb it into my being so I can always enjoy it.

  2. OK that letter really is a priceless thang.

    and i have to admit i had to google pillow pets. and i have now officially put the Wiggly Pig at the top of my birthday list.

  3. That’s a great letter, Chase. As gifts go, it’s tough to beat.

  4. Awesome. That’s a heart melter man, especially in years to come.

  5. The #2 thang he loves about you is that he loves you. Talk about driving the point home. 🙂
    Very sweet letter. And dang, it came with a pillow pet. Can’t beat that with a stick.

  6. I’m just wondering what number of thangs he was originally going to write…but then crossed it out for 5.

    Was that a 50?!? Because hooray for aiming big but adjusting expectations.

    (so cute. so very.)

    And strawberry cake isn’t bad, either.

  7. At first I thought it said, “1. You play with me so I love you.” Then I realized the second part was #2.

    Cute letter!

  8. You do have that “boom boom pow” thang. Wait, that didn’t make the list. But it’s true. Nolan was just saying it in a fancier, gushier way. Plus, he wants you to know he likes it when you keep it active, dad. Trips, playing, buying. 😉 There are a lot of thangs to love about you, Chase.

  9. I’d sleep with the note underneath my new pillow pet…

  10. I selected you for the Blog Love award. Go here to check it out. http://mairedubhtx.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/blog-love/

  11. I love it, Chase…Slim is a good kid…

    Wendy

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