For the past three years, I've celebrated Joe on Father's Day and I call it Future Father's Day. It's a little cheesy, but I love it! Despite Joe's aversion to other people's babies, I know he is going to be an amazing daddy one day, and I can't wait to see him with our future children.
^^Teaching a lesson to his nieces and nephew. They were so quiet and attentive, it was impressive.
He's an amazing teacher!
Joe claims that teaching kids is hard for him, but I'm here to tell you that he does a phenomenal job! Watching him teach is one of my favorite things to do, especially when he's teaching a group of kids. I've watched him teach his nieces and nephew and two different age groups in church. In every situation, he captures their full attention, makes what they're learning exciting and they all adore him.
I know that when we have kids of our own, they will learn a lot from Joe. He makes whatever he's teaching seem so interesting and he is able to bring it down to the kids' level so that they are able to grasp even the more difficult concepts. From early on in our relationship, Joe has told me how he plans to teach our kids to be financially responsible, hard workers, and different life lessons and every single idea he has is great and I can't wait to see him implement them.
He is patient and fun loving!
Joe loves to entertain kids, and he's really funny to watch when he does. A few weeks ago while we were hanging out at his parent's house, he spent a good hour downstairs scaring his nieces and nephew and they all had a lot of fun. He was coming up with all sorts of hiding places in the unfinished part of the basement and he spent lots of time figuring out contraptions that would help him trick them into thinking he was somewhere he wasn't. The kids were giggling and screaming and having lots of fun with it. Whenever he'd disappear, they'd come looking for him upstairs to make sure he was still playing the game with them. I'm not sure who was having more fun, him or the kids. I love they way he humors them and will do anything to make them laugh and I know he'll be the same way with our kids in the future.
He has so much love to give!
With our primary kids, his nieces and nephew and even our puppy, the love never ends. They are always excited to see him and he's always excited to see them. He asks questions about their lives, listens to everything they want to tell him, and is never too busy for their jokes, games or performances. The puppy loves him more than me because Joe teases him just enough, plays with him for hours, snuggles with him in the morning and gives him endless belly rubs.
One day I will get to watch Joe interact with our own children, and I can't wait for that. Until then, I'll enjoy watching him with his nieces and nephew and our puppy child. Happy Future Father's Day to the most important man in my life!
How are you celebrating the father figures in your life today?