Now I know that spoiling can sometimes go to far, and I usually balance that out a little.... But after thinking about it, I know so many dads who put their kids on the back burner. These guys usually do whatever they want to and continue to deal with just 'their needs and wants' and not those of the children. With that being said, I have decided that if my son comes before anything else in my husbands eyes... thats just fine with me! And don't miss understand this though, Troy can sometimes put his foot down when its needed. And I'm just as lucky as Brayden. Because in most cases, I'm just as spoiled as he is. So life is good!
The thing I love about this, is how much it reminds me of my dad. When I was 6, my dad took me to see Oliver and Company (the animated Disney movie) when it came out the first time. We saw it (in the theater) 14 times with in two Wednesdays and a weekend (aka 4 days). Now obviously the things he did for me really made an impact. Especially if I remember it twenty years later. But a lot of the traits my dad had, my husband has. And I will be honest, when I first married Troy I wasn't sure how he'd be with kids because he was so shy around them. But its true what they say: "Wait 'til the kids come, then you'll see"... And you know what.... they're right! What I see, I definitely like!
Here are some pictures of Brayden and Troy:
Aw, this is my favorite picture of them. This was the first week Troy came back from Iraq and they actually got to meet each other in person. Brayden was 5 months here, and he just took to Troy instantly. He knew it was his daddy.