19 August 2012

strong, man...

uncle sugar does this thing with esmé. kind of a launch off in the pool, any pool, where he holds her above his head and flips her. flips her, for real. {and if you know this reference, i will love you forever.}

it's the same thing he did with the girlies two in oman before our esmé was even invented, which is probably why those two stare wistfully in the waters while it's happening.




and grae mumbles sometimes, "why doesn't he do that with us, anymore?"

my answer bubble is full of the wrong words. excuses, really, when it comes right down to it. you're too big you're too old you're too embarrassed oh hell's bells you're too big and it is gutting us.

tonight they introduced a french boy to me and pat, and my boy spoke french to that boy. he said something like je habitué dans grenoble at the very same time he sent a message in another language only spoken between boys and girls' fathers. something like, "do. not. ever."




the french boy later texted the girls, "your parent is cool."

just after the pool and sometime before he met this french boy, pat went to the club gym here and worked on his arms. i think he thinks he needs to be stronger for those growing girls of his.

anyway. i just wanted to write down one of the reasons why he is such a good man.

here and buy that awesome pillow cover right here.

11 comments:

I'm Torrie. said...

protective, silly, strong, caring, not to mention bilingual... you've got a good one indeed.

me too :).

...the usual suspects!

krista said...

woman, you write about him being a good man all the time. without ever having to come out and say it. we still hear it.

raleigh-elizabeth {bunnyvictorious!} said...

i love this with all my heart.

Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

working on his arms. I love it. and he has three girls?? he will have the BEST arms! the fact that you guys are cool? yep. already knew. Love that you guys are closer to us in oz x

Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

working on his arms. I love it. and he has three girls?? he will have the BEST arms! the fact that you guys are cool? yep. already knew. Love that you guys are closer to us in oz x

Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

yes.

Carla @ All of Me Now said...

I'm late for your return to this sacred space but so excited to see your words again! Thank you for taking us along on your adventure. You remind me why I love words =)

Just Words said...

Missing you around the school yard these days. Fun to keep up with you through your words and especially reading lil bits about your Grae. She's my fave you know.

Heather S.

Marble mantel said...

yes really strong man! THanks karey for nice read. xoxo
~ Herman Swan

Relyn Lawson said...

These posts. Yup. These are the ones your girls are going to treasure forever. Just these. Well, ... these and all the rest. Yup. All of them really.

casaandcamp said...

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Thanks again!
Best,
Ashley