For as long as I can remember Adam has said with his face lit up, “I can’t wait until our kids are old enough to play”. That was before we had kids so now of course it’s specific to Emerson. He loved…no he liked the tiny baby stage (loves the baby, not the stage), but is all but jumping up and down with excitement for E to enter the stage where they can really play together.
Our sweet baby is getting bigger and as mommy is tearing up each time he reaches a new milestone daddy is filled glee (the most manly of glees of course). The look on his face is priceless as he teaches Emerson things or makes him laugh.
While Adam has looked forward to this for years, I have looked forward to watching him be a daddy to a playful little boy. It’s actually incredible the way little kids are drawn to him. He doesn’t try. He doesn’t make faces or try to coax them into building a fort or doing something cool…it’s like they just look at him and know that this guy looks like someone who can play! He can. He is a master fort-builder, hide and seeker, chaser, let’s get the bad guys player (yes, my grammar is wonderful), and can create a toy or gun out of just about anything…he has the imagination of…I don’t know someone with a REALLY REALLY good imagination. 😉
So, I am so very excited to see this all fall into place. To see Emerson realize that he has the world’s best playdate and dad that we could ever imagine.
I am also going to have to shut my eyes at the things he teaches E that I don’t understand…like climbing a tree (what if he falls), or camping (gross), playing with frogs..bugs….(ick), or tricks on his bicycle (falls again), or whatever else those two think up (I’m sure it will be wonderful).
Yes. I’ll shut my eyes tightly.
Very tightly…and be thankful for this amazing father our little boy gets to grow up with.