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Sincerely 'Fro Me to You-Everything My Hubby Needed to Know about Becoming a Father, He Learned in the 4th Grade

*Updated*  We have a Golf Gift Set Winner!  Congrats to Lisa of  Stop and Smell the Chocolates.  Email me your address.  Thanks for playing along everyone!



Welcome to this week's Sincerely 'Fro Me to You Carnival!  I'm glad  you're here.  Newbies, please read these guidelines if you want to link up.  

This week has been Men's Week on the ol' blog in celebration of Father's Day. We've had some interesting discussions about our guys and men, in general.  Today, I wanted to share about my hubby as a Dad.

He would never toot his own horn, so I will.  He is an excellent father.  He loves his kids, spends time with them individually and teases them constantly.  He also prays with them every night and recently helped them memorize dozens of Bible verses.  They are now going through the Chronicles of Narnia series.  

One of our children is strong willed and we've struggled with methods of discipline.  My hubby asked me to order some books on audio, so he could listen while commuting to work.  He's in this with me and although we have our fair share of disagreements, we are partners in parenting.  And when he makes mistakes, he lets his kids know.

Oh, and he randomly wears diapers on his head.

Because it's fun.

When I asked him what prepared him for Fatherhood, he answered, "the 4th grade."

My hubby has some great childhood stories.  Last week was a doozy.  This is his 4th grade story (which also took place in the school bathroom):

My hubby joined several of his friends for a class bathroom break.

They were gone for a long time.

The teacher started looking for the missing boys.  She followed the noise coming from the bathroom. "A A Aaaahhhhwwwoooooooo"

My hubby and his buddies spent an hour after school that day.  Because they had an extra assignment.

They had to write on the chalkboard:

"I will not howl like a wolf in the bathroom."

100 times.

Apparently, all that howling and writing made an impact because this what he learned in the 4th grade:
  1. Howling is fun.  Dad’s need to be fun.  So, don’t take yourself too seriously.
  2. Wolves travel in packs –Dads needs to spend time with their kids.
  3. There’s always an Alpha male-It’s not all about fun, a Dad has to be a parent too.
  4. Dad's do their best work in bathrooms.  No explanation needed.
I have to just add that my hubby actually offered to reenact a wolf's howl, so you could get the full picture.  Yes, he did.  I'm telling you, he is a keeper.

And in celebration of men (who we cannot live with or without, most days), today's giveaway is for the Golf lover and the Golf hater.  Yep, that should cover everybody.  

My hubby does not like golf. Unless there are two tiny words in front of it:  Putt-putt.  But we laughed at this Golf gift set because it's practical jokes to play on the golfers in your life.  (It even comes with an exploding golf ball!)  So, leave a comment and I'll announce the winner tomorrow!



And congrats to Jane at What About Mom? for winning the cool grill utility belt!  (Email me address, m'kay?)


40 comments:

LifeatTheCircus said...

Sounds like you've got a winner! I too am thankful for a hubby who leads the way in parenting and doesn't leave it all up to me.

jennifer said...

How cute that photograph is! I love his wings - very "Hardy Boys". Glad that you have a great husband and father for your kids. He sounds like he is a crazy and fu as you are!

I haven't thought about posting a pic of my husband.....hmmm. Not sure what he would think about that.

Jen

jennifer said...

fu as in FUN. That didn't look right at all!

Jen Again

SheMom said...

I love your comment about men doing their best work in the bathroom - I would agree with that 100%!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I love your hubby's story! And the diaper on the head pic is great!

That golf set is hilarious - my hubby and my dad are golfers and we will be trying to turn my son into one... though it is too late to make him into a Tiger Woods to support us in our old age.

World's Greatest Mommy said...

My husband is not a golfer either, but he thinks it's funny to honk at people on the golf course just as they are about to shoot.

I slide down in my seat to hide. And to make sure no stray golf balls hit me instead of him.

Anne Elizabeth said...

My husband is not a golfer whatsoever. That was a very cute story! It sounds like you have a great Husband who is an amazing daddy!

P.S. He loves you... said...

I am saving the Dad's tribute for the weekend...and I promised you and everyone else I would pull one outta of storage...so stay tuned!

Your in for a really BIG laugh!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

That's an awesome photo. On top of his wicked style, the lighting is very nice. Sounds like a great guy! (and 100 times just for howling?! Sounds strict)

Threeundertwo said...

Around here, kids get a basic unit on reproduction in the 4th grade. I thought that was what the title of your post was referring to. . .

franticallysimple said...

What did Miss Poo-on-her-hands have to write on the board?
(And what did she write it with?...)

MoziEsmé said...

My husband loves to golf - this would be great!

And your husband sounds like a keeper - you are blessed!

jamie in rose cottage said...

Great story. Loved that diaper-on-the-head photo, too!

marky said...

Love todays post!! and really like the whole theme week!

Janel said...

Great week for Dads! Your husband must feel really special.

Thanks for all the giveaways!

KD-Pie said...

That picture is really adorable!

The things he learned are great too! What a neat guy you have!

We are a family of golfer's so those would be an appreciated joke!

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Lisa J said...

I really liked this, isn't life amazing. You know the tough time my cousin is going through right now since her husband just walked out to go live with another woman, so this posting really touched my heart. I once thought Toby was this man till he left his family. good grief. Please keep us in your prayers to get past the grief.

Gotta GROW with it said...

i love the howling part...i can easily see a particular little boy in my family doing that! this carnival is really growing...way to go!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

That joke you left me is sooo good. I'm telling every hillbilly I know.

Merrianne & Spencer said...

He Sounds Like Such A Great Guy!!!

Second runner up to my hubby :)

Merrianne*

The Van Fam said...

Love it! How blessed are we to have dad's that are totally and completely involved in their kiddos lives!!! Thanks for reminding me again how lucky we moms are!

Cute giveaway. My hubby is a golf lover, I am a golf hater - mostly b/c golf is a 4-5 hour sport. Seriously...I need to find something that takes 4-5 hours of my time!

The Apron Queen said...

I will not howl in the bathroom. I will not howl in the bathroom. I will not howl in the bathroom.

Dana said...

The howling is very important! My husband has taught all 6 of our boys to howl. Right now the baby (20m) loves to show off his baby howl. My fav howl is the one in puberty transistion. :o) It crackles. Great post!! ~ Dana

TJ said...

What a great dad! Thanks for sharing his stories with us. I don't think hubby would let me even though I think his photos are adorable.

Bina said...

Wow! You do have a keeper! And he learned all that from howling in a bathroom? Can he teach my husband how to howl??? LOL

I also read the story from last week. Holy Cow!!!! A child actually did that????? YUKKY!

buckatwos@gmail.com said...

The picture with the diapers on their heads is FABULOUS! It sounds like you were blessed with a great one (me too).

The Park Wife

~ANG said...

Just came across your blog...enjoyed reading...will be back again...you're hillarious!

Miss Erica said...

My hubby is awesome, too. Great dad. We're currently in a class on parenting together, one led by Les and Leslie Parrot. Not all the dads go, but he does. :) Thanks for sharing your story!

Becky said...

I thought the bathroom story was going to be the poop on the finger one again...phewww.

Glad to have seen clean diapers on their heads as well.

The Maid

Lidian said...

It is always good to have a guy who doesn't take everything too seriously! After lo these many years DH and I get a huge kick out of laughing like hyenas about stuff...That pic of your DH is adorable BTW.

onemoreequalsfour said...

Your husband seems great and seems to be a good sport as well. Mine is pretty understanding, too. I haven't given away all his secrets on my blog but he has pretty well given me permission to share most of them if I choose! Thanks for a week devoted to dads. Great idea!

Joy said...

I follow your blog regularly anyway, but I saw your comment on Preacher's Wife and had to comment!

I, too, met Hubby during Bible College and we were ministers in the church together. I got burnt out but he kept chugging along (as of two weeks ago he is now a licensed pastor). This was also 4 years ago! How ironic is that?!

Happy Mommy said...

I love the picture off your husband! This week was alot of fun.

Tammy said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the diaper hat and the howling in the bathroom is just too funny!

My hubby just loves the game of golf. I would personally love to exchange his golf ball with an exploding one!!

Our Crooked Tree said...

I see a trend; he wears diapers on his head and does his best work in the bathroom ☺

Niki said...

Golf is like a way of life in our family! My hubby, dad, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and all of hubbies cousins and uncles play.

I can just imagine the antics that may shake up the club if I were to have such a thing!

:)

Colleen said...

Of course, why WOULDN'T 10 year old boys find it funny to howl in the bathroom?!? Happy Father's Day to your hubby!

Marni Tiani Self said...

I so totally see your children in his face!!

Michelle said...

LOL @ Fro!