Having Boo Boo’s birthday weekend fall on Father’s Day weekend (every year) is kind of a mixed blessing. I worry that as he gets older it will mean 2 holidays in 1 that he will have to experience knowing his father couldn’t be bothered. The idea of my son hurting or feeling sad on his special day breaks my heart. But, for now at least, his birthday is a great way to distract from the whole Father’s Day thing. I declared this weekend the ‘All about Boo Boo Weekend’ and we really did have an amazing time.
Saturday we went to the petting zoo with my dad, sister, niece and nephew. All the kids had a blast. Here they are on the hay ride with their Pop Pop. Nothing makes me happier than seeing Boo Boo happy. And as long as he is with his Pop Pop he is happy!
Today we had a family cooking as Boo Boo’s birthday party. I thought about doing a whole party with all the kids from his daycare and all of that but I decided it would really be throwing money away. He has no clue that it’s his birthday and really he could care less. My guess is that he enjoyed this day with his family much more than he would have at a big party anyway. I know I sure did.
My sister came up from NC with her 3 kids so we were able to have all of the kids and grandkids together which doesn’t happen very often. The one thing I regret about today is that I didn’t take much time to tell my Dad how much I love and appreciate him. He is the kind of father that deserves the title and I am so grateful to him for that. Life has not always been easy for my dad but he has always done whatever it took to take care of his family and be the best dad he could possibly be for us. He’s continuing that now by being the best Grandfather he can be. Boo Boo and I are both so lucky to have him.