There are many reasons why Adam is awesome.
He produces delicious sourdough bread on a semi-regular basis.
He takes on such projects as the sewing of reenactment clothes with enthusiasm and drive that gets me off my struggling-with-a-mood-downswing butt (hello *waves* that’s why the blog silence recently, almost wasn’t going to write this either). I don’t have a photo of him sewing, but I do have one of Samantha helping, both the cats have been very generous with their support in this matter.
He and I both marked the same choice for number of hours spent on housework on the recent census, ie not all that many. Which tells you something about a) how little I do, b) the state of our house and c) his wonderful easy-goingness.
He is patient and kind and generous, he has rock solid integrity, he’s a fantastic father.
And best of all, he’s incredibly silly.
We went to The Löwenbräu Keller in The Rocks for Father’s Day lunch today, my dad came along too. Adam is a member at Löwenbräu which means he has his own stein there with his name engraved on it and there are staff members who recognise him and welcome him back. Not a particularly hard thing to do on this occasion as it was actually the third time he’d been there this week (lunch with his brother on Monday and something with work people on Wednesday).
When the face-painting lady asked Caitlin if she wanted her face painted I jokingly said “No, but he does!” And we all laughed. Then Adam, trading witticisms with our waitress, said “I want to get my face painted” and she returned straighted-faced “That’s no problem at all!” The very lovely face-painter seemed quite enthusiastic about the idea too.
The kids were torn between hilarity and abject embarrassment, the people at the surrounding tables thought it was vastly amusing.
We then proceeded to wander around The Rocks markets, bought various bits and pieces from broadly grinning stall holders, provoked double-takes from passing adults and smiles of delight from small children.
The only evidence of my father’s presence today is this photo he took of all of us together. I think Tom had just about had enough at this point.
Happy Father’s Day to the best dad and husband ever, the absolutely amazingly awesome Adam.
Click on over to Unknown Mami’s place to see what other people have done with their Sunday