Well today is Fatherâ€™s Day. It started out with Mark and Oliver waking me up and giving me some presents. The big one was this twin reversible fan for the cabin. They also got me the new Black Eyed Peas album. Iâ€™ll admit it, I have been listening to the Boom Boom Pow single for a couple of months on my iPod and on YouTube. While dance music isnâ€™t usually my thing, I like this album. Maggi gave me a thermometer for the barbecue. Apparently she wants the table scraps she gets cooked a little more precisely.
After we tooled around a bit today as a family, Lee and a friend of ours came over for supper tonight.
I am pretty excited about the fan as the cabin takes a long time to cool down at night, even with the windows open. Hopefully this fan sucking cool air in and hot air out will make it a little more enjoyable once it cools down outside. It also is a lot cheaper than running the air conditioner. Depending on how well it works at the lake, I may get one for the house. There is nothing like a gift like this to also expose your families ulterior motives. Both Mark and Wendy have claimed their spot for it at the cabin. Apparently it being a gift for me means nothing.
I really enjoy being a father to Mark and Oliver. Both pose their unique challenges as a father but it is the best decision Wendy and I ever made was having kids and we have been rewarded with some great ones.
Speaking of the kids, I never blogged about this but Mark has his yellow belt now in karate. He worked extremely hard to get it and is pretty proud of himself. His year end karate barbecue also includes a water fight. We went shopping for a new water gun and suggested he tell his Sensei to â€œbring it onâ€. Mark replied, â€œI did that last year. He really did. I got really wet.â€
As far as Oliver goes, he took his first step last week. Of course when he does, he does an immediate face plant. He obviously gets his agility and balance from me.