My husband was just away for 8 days in Winnipeg. I knew that we would miss him. But I also knew I could handle it. If nothing else, I know how to get sh*% (shtuff) done. As laissez-faire as my friends might think of me, momming and running my own business have taught me how to multi-task like a pro. And I did it all. I got it all done. We got to school on time. After drop-off, I managed to get from Kitchener to Toronto and back again each day in time for pick-up. I didn't miss a single soccer practice. The laundry was folded, the house was clean(ish), they practiced their piano. We even managed to not run out of groceries. I was exhausted all. the. time. but it all got done.
But here's the thing: we didn't quite get it all done. Because it's not all about checking off lists and showing up. It's the other stuff my husband does every day that makes his absence felt every time he goes away. It's the jokes and the laughing and the fun. It's the time he takes with our kids to talk about their deep thoughts at bedtime and recount their dreams at breakfast. It's the way he knows how to let things go and sometimes be late and be toootally okay with it. Oh, and it's also the getting up early because he knows I'm not a morning person and taking out the garbage (we like to keep some things tradish) and the help with literally everything else around the house that I miss a lot, too. Dads are good like that.
With Father's Day around the corner, it's time to thank the amazing dads in our lives. From sporty to stylish, from baller to boss, we've got your dad covered this Father's Day. Happy June!
1. Saeco Granbaristo Bluetooth Espresso Maker, $3000 (if he's like, a REALLY good dad), Hudson's Bay | 2. Sharper Image Star-Finding Telescope, $159.99, Hudson's Bay | 3. Crosley Turntable, $249.99, Hudson's Bay | 4. Suede Loafers, $110, ALDO | 5. Lotta Decanter Set, $250, Hudson's Bay | 6. CBC Retro Socks, $12, Hudson's Bay | 7. Anthony Shave Cream, $22, Sephora.
1. Under Armour Tee, $34.99, Sport Chek | 2. Kikkerland Loop Wireless Speaker, $23.99, Hudson's Bay | 3. New Era Jays Cap, $34.99, Hudson's Bay | 4. Nike Sportswear Modern Shorts, $51, Hudson's Bay | 5. Polaroid Cube HD Action Camera, $149.99, Hudson's Bay | 6. GT Aggressor Mountain Bike, $549.99, Sport Chek | 7. Nike Kobe Running Shoes, $265, Footlocker.
1. 5-Pack Brooches, $12.99, H&M | 2. Button Tee, $19.99, H&M | 3. Nice Tee, $36, Roots | 4. Linen Cotton Drawstring Slim Fit Pants, $79.95, GAP | 5. Adidas Tubular Invader, $140, Town Shoes | 6. Camo Webbing Belt, $34.95, GAP | 7. Ray-Ban Oversized Clubmaster, $255, Sunglass Hut | 8. Medium The Intro Watch, $187.50, Watch It!