Thursday, April 16, 2009

to the rescue

This morning the sight of this made me cry.  Here's why.  Chris gets home from work really late most nights.  Last night he got home around 10 I think. We talked for about an hour.  We told each other about our days.  
The kids spent most of the day playing outside yesterday even though it was kind of chilly.  At one point Chickie called to me that something horrible had happened.  All the tassels had been pulled off of her bike and were lying on the ground.  Everyone of them.  It was a most sad and pathetic sight indeed.  She bawled inconsolably for a while.  I hugged her.  I didn't blame her one bit for how she was feeling.  It was a great loss for her.  I said, "tomorrow first thing I'll go to Hobby Lobby and get some pretty ribbons.  We can hot glue them on."  She broke out of her sobs for long enough to paint me a little picture (figuratively speaking) of how those tassels whip through the wind when she's riding her bike.  She loves the crinkly sound they make and how they let her know that she's going faster and faster.  They are basically the cherry on top of riding a bike.  Better than the basket.  Better than the horn.  Better than pink princesses.  It's all about the tassels.  
So when I saw those tassels back on the bike this morning I thought of my husband outside at 11:00 hot glueing those strands back on one by one.  It made me cry.  I love him.  Only just now did I realize that he probably brought the bike inside.  Still.  THANK YOU, BABE!  You're THE best!  He's our knight in shining armor!
I'm so thankful for my husband.

9 comments:

Amber said...

Now that's a man who understands women!!!

cally said...

oh man. That's good.

I mean, he's good.

andrea said...

Yes Amber! He said that's his curse in life! LOL comes in handy sometimes, though.

Katy Beth said...

How sweet is that?! Aw....I'm gonna cry too!

AmyK said...

Fab. What a great guy. What a great dad! Losing the tassles off your bike is like, the worst thing EVER when you're a kid. So extra cheers for him for putting 'em back on!

Stacey said...

That is the sweetest thing I have heard in a while. It makes me teary eyed. What a loving Dad!

Paula Prass said...

Such a great story. She might not remember the circumstances, but I bet it will be imbedded in her heart..my parents adore me.

Beth said...

YAY Chris! What a Super Dad! And I love your new look on the blog!

Sam said...

That's pretty great.