This was the man I grew up with. And as intimidating as he was, I never for a second stopped thinking he was the greatest man alive. For as hard as he disciplined, he loved 1 zillion times harder. He was our biggest fan. He was the only dad on ALL the field trips. He was embarrassing, loud, and an awkward teenage girl's nightmare, but as a grown up, I see just how awesome he was, and is. And that tough, intimidating man who scares the you-know-what out of people? These days he can be seen donning fairy wings and learning how to fly like a fairy, from his favorite 5 year old in the entire universe...
The look on my daughter's face was priceless.
She grabbed her "Magikel Fairy Dust" (aka glitter in a Kraft Parmesan Cheese container) and they headed outside.
So they 'flew and flew' until the pixie dust was all gone. Dad went home, and I told Reese she had a very special granddad. She was still smiling, and said, "I know, Mommy."
Oh, and when we visit, should one of my kids ever sit in Dad's chair when he comes home from work, know what he does?
He sits somewhere else.
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