In years to come, my children can learn lots about me by reading this blog. I’ve shared a lot on here about myself in the last couple of years – everything from childhood memories to greatest fears along with lots of other things along the way but I don’t really share much about Mr Frugal on here although he does pop up from time to time 😉
So today, I’m going to share some things I want them to know about their Dad. Not the obvious things like the fact that he loves football and his computer but the random important things that if I don’t tell them, no-one will….
- To this day he carries around a scan picture from both children’s scans in his wallet. They’re both so faded and old now that you can’t even make out what they are anymore but he still has them tucked in there.
- He once rang me at work (while I was in a meeting) as he was cooking tea for you and he couldn’t tell if the Supernoodles were cooked! Yes, really.
- He spoils us all, me especially and will go without things he wants so we can have nice things. He gets up in the night for me if there’s a gap in the curtains that’s keeping me awake (I hate it if there’s a sliver of light) and he understood completely when we were househunting that we couldn’t buy the house he loved because it had straight stairs.
- He is phenomenally bad at choosing presents, he’s a last minute kind of guy and you can usually guess in advance what presents he’s bought for Christmas for me – they’ll be the three nearest things to the till in Boots that are on the three for two offer! That’s why I’m chief present buyer in our house and buy my own presents off him most off the time. The only exception to his lack of present buying talent was when he bought our Buddy for us.
- The time the tooth fairy couldn’t come because she had a bad cold and couldn’t get out of bed – Big Fat Lie, that was him forgetting to put some money out for you.
- The time he told you that children weren’t allowed in McDonalds on Tuesdays – Big Fat Lie
- The time he told you that every time the house alarm sensors flashed red it was the Christmas Elves watching you to see if you were good – Big Fat Lie
- The most important thing is to know that he loves us all more than anything and we’re very lucky to have him as part of our family.