Joe works insane hours. And the culture doesn't help, because everyone eats dinner at 9 or 10 o'clock at night--so people don't even think about leaving work until 7:30. And that's normal people. So Joe usually comes home later. But, when he is home. He's the man.
I came back from yet another doctor's visit (this time for me) and found the kids completely engrossed in a movie under one of his many sweet forts. It was even decked out with snacks for the kids to enjoy.
Another night, I found an incredibly intense 3 against 1 pillow fight in Jake's room. People were going down like nothing I'd ever seen before. I was about to put an end to it before someone got really creamed...
but I was too late.
After a hug and a kiss, he was right back up that ladder wanting more.
My kids need dad time.
So very grateful Joe gets it and knows how to give it.