Now, in writing this, I first must preface by saying that I'm not complaining. I am truly grateful my husband and I have worked our our schedules to be opposite, so we do not have daycare. However, with having opposite schedules, we rarely get to co-parent. Many days, we have 15 minute transition times between work shifts or the nights my husband is off, his martial arts training. Seven nights a week, I fly solo. Unfortunately, with my husband's crazy schedule, he's almost always working 48-56 hours. Boo. Between schedules, commitments, and exercise, we have only a few precious hours a week as a family of three. And most often, when we both are home, I assume the baby responsibility and let my husband relax, just because I like to.
But, the awesome part of vacation is we had a whole week to be together and parent together! I had so many opportunities to watch the two of them together. It's fun to be a fly on the wall! Now, I know my husband is an awesome dad, but getting to experience the strong bond my son and husband have together, it's just magical. It's a bond like none other. Daddy teaches things that I wouldn't think of. They rough house in a way I do not. They do push ups and squats together. They both have interesting dance moves. They have these unique beat-boxing tunes they sing together. They think farting is hysterical. They laugh at a lot of things I do not find funny. Again, a different way from mama and baby...but it's oh so magical to witness the bond.
Here's some of what I captured. My little guy is so fortunate to have a daddy who loves him so. And I'm so fortunate to have a true partner in parenting, whom I love.
I can't wait to see this daddy with his little girl. Twice the fun! :)