Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My buttercup.

When I came home yesterday afternoon, there were flowers on the table.

This isn't really unusual. About once a week or so for at least the last six months, my husband has brought me flowers. His office is close by a tiny little floral shop and the elderly proprietor has taken a liking to my spouse. All old women love my husband for some reason.

So he brings home small clusters of flowers. Not huge bouquets or anything. Just little handfuls. Usually daisies, which are my favorite.

These flowers are pink and yellow. I'm not sure what kind they are.

"Did daddy bring me flowers when he came home for lunch?" I asked the Boy Child, who was, as usual, pretty much up my butt the second I came through the door.

"Ummmm....well...."

"Boy Child. There are flowers right there. See?" I even pointed, since he wasn't getting it.

"Well, maybe he brought them for you AND Girl Child," he said, trying to soothe my feelings. "But he said they were for Girl Child."


He bought flowers for my daughter. For no reason at all.


I feel sorry for Girl Child sometimes, I truly do. I would think that it would be difficult to have a sibling, a twin, that is SO outgoing and SO talkative. It's funny; when they were little she would always speak for him. Now, she can't get a word in edgewise.

She's the most precious girl. Sweet and loving and quietly funny. Her mind and her heart are so big. So are her dreams. She tells me she'll go to college. Adopt a baby from China. Someday, when she's much older, marry a man with a moustache.

Like this man, who is not biologically her daddy, but loves her enough to bring her flowers. Just for no reason at all. And for every reason in the world.

13 comments:

Danielle said...

That is so unbelievably awesome!! Jason is so sweet!

Sharon said...

this is so very sweet. but now my kids are asking me why I'm crying at 6am.

Dawn said...

Awwwwww girl child . . . . awwwwww Jason. . . . . awwwwww!!!

Nen said...

very very sweet!

Madame Queen said...

That is the sweetest thing I've heard in a long time. He may not be their biological father, but it sounds like he is their daddy, which is something completely different.

Catch the Kids said...

That's such a nice thing to do.

Anonymous said...

aw *tear* he is such a sweetie!

Chrissy said...

Jason is living proof that there are still good guys out there. Well, him and my husband, too. Proving everyday that old saying that anyone can be a father, but it takes someone really special to be a dad.

Elizabeth said...

SO sweet!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww! What a lucky girl Girl-Child is! The only time my daughters get flowers is when I tell hubby, "Get your daughter some flowers!" He's ready and willing, just doesn't think about it. That is super-duper sweet!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

My heart just totally squeezed. That man is full of awesome!

Boriqua said...

So sweet. She's lucky to have her fabulous, thoughtful stepdad. :)

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

AWWWW :) Jason's awesome. So are Girl child & Boy child. Really, just a whole lot of awesome in your house <3