All too often I get carried away with the hustle and bustle of every day life that I forget to stop and truly appreciate my husband. My easy going, funny, goofy, dorky husband, who has become one of the greatest dads out there. I would not be able to be as successful at my gig as a working mom without him, and I don’t tell him often enough.
Eric works brutal hours at his job, in my opinion. He sleeps for an average of 4 hours a stretch, and then he gets up without a single complaint and takes care of our Charlie girl. I mean, not ONE COMPLAINT. I don’t know how he does it 4 days a week without crying tears of exhaustion, but he does. I would be lying on the floor screaming WHY GOD WHY CAN’T I SLEEP MORE WHYYYYY, but he just wakes up and does what he needs to do. Charlotte’s eyes light up when she sees her daddy. When we say, where’s dada, she looks right at him. They spend so much time together when I’m at work and she adores him and I love watching it. This is what partnering in marriage is all about, people. Eric has never questioned me and always discusses everything when it comes to any parenting decision we make. Since the day we brought her home he has supported me, whether it’s breastfeeding problems, co-sleeping, letting her cry it out or suggesting to me that we change her bottles because my breast milk was leaking all over his hands. He knows Charlotte, like really knows her. He doesn’t hesitate when he thinks she needs a nap or when she needs to be turned into a unicorn on his Snapchat app. I have never, for one second, thought that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. In the beginning I would check in because I was so afraid of being at work and not with her after months of being at home, but now? Now I don’t ever feel the need to check in other than to say hello or ask for a picture. I am so lucky to have him as my partner in this.
So Eric – this is to you. I love you as my husband, I love you as Charlotte’s daddy, I love you as my friend. I don’t tell you enough how much I appreciate you, but I can’t imagine doing this with anyone else. Even if you eat 100 sour patch kids and get the sugar all over the couch, or leave sesame seeds all over the kitchen (seriously, I showed you where the vacuum is 500 times), I am so thankful for you and Charlotte is so lucky to have such a fun, amazing dad. You the best, boo.