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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Show Off Your Great Husband

How many times have you walked into the living room and there he is.... your sweet husband, the love of your life, on the floor playing with your children and making a fool of himself? If only the co-workers from the office could see him now. But your kids... they are looking at him and admiring him in such a way that can't be explained, they get such a joy from him coming home, the way he tickles them, and the how he can make the simplest thing silly.

I know I have noticed this with my husband. When he comes home, as soon as he walks through those doors and yells, "HIII, I'm home!" our little Lucy starts flapping her arms and kicking her legs.... she knows daddy is home. She starts turning and arching her back trying to get a look over at the stairs, waiting to see his head pop up and walk up the stairs. You can just tell that she absolutely adores him.

So, if you feel this same way about your manly man, then go ahead and brag about it. Find your best looking picture of hubby with your children, a picture that is really showing off his sweet daddy skills (make sure that it is high-resolution pic). Once you have found a picture, go ahead and type up some reasons why your husband is a hot guy and dad. Then send your email over to hotdad@parenting.com and they will go through all the entries and pick which dad they think is hot and post him and little bit of his story in Parenting magazine.

Well, go ahead! Dig through those old shoes boxes of photos and find that heart melting photo of your first child asleep on daddy's chest after a long midnight feeding. Don't be shy, talk up your man! I'm sure he deserves it!
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P.S. If you look at my sidebar there are two of my favorite pictures... Curtis and Lucy playing the Wii and then one of Lucy strapped to Curtis in the baby carrier. Which one do you think I should send in? You can vote for what picture you like on the sidebar too :)

31 comments:

  1. I like both of the pictures. My little one gets all excited when her Daddy gets home too. He normally calls at least once during the day too and when he does I put the phone on speaker phone so that she can hear his voice - now when the phone rings she starts saying "DaDaDaDaDaDa..."

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  2. that is a great idea...how cool would it be to be able to tell people there would be an article about your husband in a magazine!! i voted for the baby carrier, even though i like the wii one too, but you just dont see very many dads carrying the kids around, especially at that age.

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  3. I vote for the baby carrier. So cute. I also like the Wii picture but I never realized he was playing the wii. (maybe 'cause I don't have a wii) I thought it was a TV remote. Yeah, the baby carrier. Adorable, and it's true, not so many dads wear a carrier.

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  4. I think that is a great idea.
    I have often said if given the choice of going to Disney with Mom (me) or going to the office with Dad...they would pick Dad every time. He is so much fun. I am the boring worrier.
    Happy Fathers Day!

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  5. Our household is just not the same when Daddy is traveling for work. The kids have so much special fun time with him and seem to reserve a special laugh just for those interacations.
    When I have a spare minute I will have to start searching through the pictures to see which one will communicate his "awesomeness" best.

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  6. Thanks for the fathers day tip on my blog-I am going to do it!! That looks so great and special; I know he will love it! Also, I LOVE the pic of your husband carrying Lucy around. That is just delightful!

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  7. I like both, but the one with the carrier, his face is priceless and she has the cutest smile. Thanks for posting this.

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  8. the one where he's wearing Lucy in the baby carrier - he has a fabulous smile in that one.

    this is a great idea. thanks for letting us know. Of course, finding a picture. . .

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  9. Thanks for the tip! I will definitely have to do this! How exciting! :)

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  10. They all seem ot love when Daddy is home. Hmph. What about momma! LOL

    Those are cutie pics! I love the Wii one!

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  11. That is awesome! Thanks for the link! :)

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  12. I have to say I love the Wii pic cuz it's so damn hilarious! But the other pic is super sweet!

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  13. Both pictures are adorable! Go with the baby carrier one, that's more magazine-like. Although the wii one is hilarious!

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  14. I like the one of them playing Wii - it cracks me up! I have a good one of Rob and Graham I might send in too...

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  15. hm...tough choice. I like the baby carrier one a tad bit more. I like Lucy's expression in it. hehe, she's a cutie pie. :)

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  16. How cool is that?!

    I love those pics you shared--thanks for the link!

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  17. I think the one with Lucy in the carrier!!

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  18. Cute pictures! I think the Wii one would get a little more attention since guys love video games.

    I love it when dad comes home and tickles the boys, makes me smile and gives me a chance to make dinner :)

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  19. Been thinking about doing this.

    I actually recently posted my husband's picture on a local site that had a Hot Dads photo gallery, and he was mortified! We scored free tickets to a children's museum, though.

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  20. anglophilefootballfanatic.comJune 13, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Yay for giving the men some credit! I love the one of him holding her in the baby sling.

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  21. I am going to have to go with the wii picture... absolutely priceless stuff that is. :)

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  22. i love the wii one but really love the one in your post :)

    i know that wasn't an option. but i am just sayin...

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  23. I like the baby carrier one. My girl runs as fast as she can to the door when I say I think daddy's home.

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  24. Ben explodes with glee when daddy walks in the door. It is always so adorable!! Love the pics of your hubby and munchkin. Happy Weekend, girlie!!

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  25. I voted for the baby carrier one, but I really think you should go with the coke one!!

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  26. The carrier picture is the cutest, but I voted for the Wii picture becasue it is hilarious. Theres nothing like seeing the man you love play with your child. It melts my heart.

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  27. After one look at the picture of Lucy and Curtis playing Wii, I became a reader of your blog for life.

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  28. Both are so cute. I vote baby carrier.

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  29. Oooh, tough call on the pics. The Wii one cracks me up though. Glad you have the hubby of your dreams.

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  30. Me? I like the Coke bottle one myself :)

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