Andrew is an incredible father! I always thought he would be. After all, his father seemed like a pretty good role model for fatherhood. Gentle, patient, interested, clever and calm but Andrew’s fathering is a line on a graph that just keeps trending up, the more he’s asked to take on the better it gets. I know I shouldn’t test this too far but I just have to say.. I am amazed, blown away and so so grateful that he’s the father of our children.
I hope James, Daniel & Rose understand one day how fortunate they are to have him alongside them, teaching, loving, nurturing and keeping them safe. I do. Our situation could not have highlighted Andrew’s incredible natural parenting skills better!
He is firm with the boys but plays with them for hours (and enjoys it). He is aware of their moods and general well being. He never has to bribe them to convince them to do something (unlike their other parent!). He’s completely taken on the running of the house, meals, washing, school stuff, occasional tidying, bedtime and I have to say.. it’s running considerably more smoothly than when I’m at home!
We’ve taken a divide and conquer approach for the most part but yesterday I could not have made it without chucking a wobbly if he hadn’t been there to keep me calm and sane-ish.
For 6 months, Andrew has kept us all going without complaint, sleep, someone to take care of HIM, a break and I really do wonder where he finds the stamina. I can’t wait until we are all back together so I can enjoy his wonderful-ness in person 😉
Happy Father’s Day!! I love you xx
I really did start writing this on Father’s Day. I’ve just been a bit preoccupied in between