Sunday, May 30, 2010

My idea of Tim's perfect Father's Day...or not?

I owe Tim big time. And not just because he let me post a picture of him with a black-and-blue eye he received while catching a soccer ball with his face.

I don't say it often enough but Tim goes above and beyond when it comes to helping me with the kids.

Sure, he runs off to work every Monday through Friday with a little skip in his step, as he anticipates where he may eat lunch that day or just being able to listen to Rush Limbaugh on his car stereo in peace and quiet as he sits in rush hour traffic.

But when he comes home, literally from the minute he pulls up in the driveway, I do the hand off..."Yeah, Daddy's home! Mommy's off the clock!"

Some dads need a cool-down period when they get home from work but Tim knows that even if he demanded it, the kids wouldn't give it to him.

He welcomes them with open arms, greeting them at the door with "Hey guys, I see you managed to keep your mother from checking herself into the psych ward today...high 5's for everyone!"

After dinner, on most nights, he'll rush them upstairs to give them a bath so I can either wash the dishes without 8 little hands clawing at me or sit down at the table and zone out on my laptop.

So with Father's Day in mind, I feel like I need to pull out all the stops and really let him know how much he's appreciated around here.

After him spending the day lounging around on the sofa, we'll have a nice, romantic dinner (well, as romantic as it can get with 4 rugrats under foot)...a big heaping bowl of buttery Pasta Boobs...what man wouldn't love to eat sexy noodles for dinner?

And, of course, there will be no veggies in sight because it is all about Tim, after all, and he's apparently allergic to all things green, orange and yellow.

Then we'll get to the presents, the best part of the holiday...

Every Father's year, I buy him various t-shirts because the 25 he already has just don't seem like enough. Usually I buy him a couple funny shirts, with my personal favorite thus far being "You can't scare me, I have two sets of twins".

This year, I'm thinking of a t-shirt that says "Who are these kids and why are they calling me Dad?" or "Some people are only alive because it's illegal to kill them".

And, of course, because he's a soccer lover, a few FIFA t-shirts are almost a given.

Since I'm all about useful gifts, I'll have to include a package of crossword puzzle toilet paper. But then again, maybe not...I don't need to give him any excuses to spend even more time in the bathroom than he already does.

Maybe a potty night light would be more appropriate...but that might be considered more of a "to you, for me" present since I'm the one who gets stuck cleaning up all the pee behind the toilet, courtesy of the males in this house who have poor aim.

The kids want to make a craft for him, probably something that incorporates their hand prints because that always seems to bring out Tim's sentimental side.

Originally, they wanted to make him one of those "Our Dad rocks" paper weights but I can easily see that becoming one of their weapons of choice.

Now that I think about it, he'd probably just prefer to have the t-shirts, the pasta boobs and the house to himself for the entire day.

Can't say I blame him...

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22 comments:

Dysfunctional Mom said...

OK, I'm loving the pasta boobs idea! Although I fear my teenage son may like them even more than hubby....

Alicia said...

Well, I'm sure whatever you decide, he will love and appreciate it!!!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE the pasta boobs :)

Tim sounds a lot like D so thanks for the reminder to start thinking :)

I was also thinking a handmade card with their prints... if I can get them still long enough...

and then probably lunch somewhere (I can make that man happy with food and s*x anytime - aren't all men the same?!)

Tropical Mum said...

I can so relate to your comment about the state of the toilet and its surrounds. The boys have no aim first thing in the morning, and I am very thankful I have the ensuite in which to do my own business.

Unfortunately, I still have to CLEAN their toilet--yuck!

Pasta boobs! What will they think of next?

The Mother said...

Love the t-shirts. You should get them made up in bulk and sell them on your blog.

Jen said...

Jeff is just like Tim in the fact that when he gets home, he is Dad. It is awesome.

Twins Squared said...

Pasta Boobs? That's a new one! I think he deserves a great Father's Day too if he's willing to do all that when he gets home. I always get slightly bitter when I hear all these moms talk about how they can't wait til their husbands get home so they'll take over. No such thing in my house! It's not totally his fault. He gets home pretty late so I couldn't rely on that even if I wanted to. But still, sounds like Tim's a keeper!

Oh, and I saw a shirt last year that I wanted to get this year that you mentioned - Who are these kids and why are they calling me Dad? Pretty funny!

Can't wait to hear what all you decide! And take a picture of the pasta boobs!

Mighty M said...

So many great gift choices, so little time!! Sounds like he is worthy of all of them!

I always do the 5 pm hand off too - my husband would probably like a few minutes of downtime when he gets home too, but he NEVER complains and I love him for that.

Have a great day!

Brooke said...

pasta boobs?? :-O

sounds like you've got quite the plan!

Amy said...

what a great start to think about Father's day..

I was wondering what are pasta boobs?

Have a nice day..

Tracie said...

I'm getting my husband the same thing he got me for Mother's Day - NOTHING. Now we'll have a pair.

Shell said...

Last year, dh went off on a golfing weekend for Father's Day. I know he'd love that again this year.

Too bad he's not getting that, though. Maybe if I'd been able to go away for Mother's Day...

Amy W said...

Believe it or not, my hubby did mount a light on our toilet for awhile. Some sort of experiment...

MamaHen Em said...

That sounds like perfect Father's Day stuff! My hubs already got his gift - new golf clubs- and is eagerly anticipating a day at the course. So that whole day without the kids thing? I'm on it!

Jenny said...

LOL at the Pasta Boobs! My sister might need one of those potty lights for her boys.

I'm sure whatever you decide, it will be a great Father's Day!

Erin said...

I have to tweet this in a sec, those pasta boobs are HILARIOUS and I think I'm going to get some for Dan!!!

p.s. I thought my hubs was the only one missing the toilet in the middle of the night...Tim does, too? I can't tell you how relieved I am. Sometimes I just wish he would turn on the dang LIGHT for crying out loud!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Ha! I have an AMAZING hubs too! He loves to wear shirts like your hubby, with the ever catchy "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't."
Yep. and this year? Wants an apple shirt and a google shirt!

Katie's Dailies said...

I always learn something new and hilarious on your blog. Tonight it's "Pasta Boobs"!

And my husband takes our 10-yr-old boy and the two of them disappear in the office for endless hours of computer games and then he tucks The Boy into bed at night. Our daughter is pretty low maintenance being that she's 16: Facebook and texting takes her off my hands. : )

Jenna said...

Oh no just saw his poor eye! Yes I need to pull out all the stops for my hubs also, thanks for this post its got me thinking!!

Annie said...

My clock also stop at 5:30 p.m and Pablo is in "charge" but he don't complaint.

Great choices for gifts.

Have a wonderful week.

When did I become my Mom said...

Yay for the soccer enthusiast. (NB I'm only calling it soccer bcos I like you. To the rest of the world it's FOOTBALL! lol)

I am thinking about getting one of those premium channels on cable that will show all the World Cup games! Father's Day falls smack in the middle of the World Cup! If he's really into it, you gotta go look and see if there's anything like that on. And totally pretend like it was your idea!

I had to go check out the Pasta Boobs. That is hilarious!

Hope Tim's eye gets better soon...

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is my husband too. When he gets home, he is right there to pitch in and help. Sometimes I wonder if it is harder to be a dad with the work, the chores and the kids... and then I come to my senses!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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