I’m talking about bonding time with dad as part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #johnsonspartners #SoMuchMore
There was a time when my husband and I didn’t think we would get to be parents. We struggled for years with fertility issues, but after a long road our first child was born. Back then I had always wondered how he would be as a father, and when the day finally came finally I watched him take Judah in his arms and I knew that this is what he was supposed to be. From the first day out of the hospital he was on top of things. I was a mess of fear and dishevelment, but he was calm and nurturing right out of the gate. As time went by we got more comfortable in our roles as parents, and now four years and another child later we have some experience on life’s craziest ride. We’ve had ups and downs, but he has been a constant hero for the kids and for me, and I’m so happy that he is here.
A few months ago he quit his job to stay home and take care of the kids so I could work full time from home, and even though it took some getting used to he has really taken the to being a caregiver like he was meant to do it. He gets up with them in the mornings, he makes lunch, and takes them to the library, and makes their beds, and he even runs bath time. That’s right, bath time around here is all about dad. When I happen to run it, I’m all “lets get washed and get out”, but when he does it is giggles and water play all around. Oh, and here’s a fun fact: Globally, 54% of dads are the primary bathers in the household, so it looks like my guy’s in good company.
I swear we go through a bottle of JOHNSON’S® baby bubble bath. every few weeks around here because he lets them pile on the suds and get crazy in there!
It’s the little things in life that matter the most. Like something as simple as a bath time – it seems like just another task to check off, but it’s so much more. It is silly songs, imagination, it’s a time to bond and even a time to develop crucial skills. Did you know that playing with bubbles can help develop hand-eye coordination and discover objects exist when they can’t be seen? It’s true! I love that my husband is such a dedicated dad, and the kids totally adore him.