On Friday night I poked fun at Whim with my very first someecard creation.
I was extremely proud of myself and entertained. Actually, I might feel an addiction coming on.
But of course Whim's good qualities far outweigh his annoying bathroom disappearing acts.Luckily for me, this week's Listicle gives me a reason to focus on his best traits, instead.
1. An awesome stay-at-home Papa. Just being a stay-at-home Papa, at all, is awesome. Even if he did it grudgingly, I would appreciate it as a worthy sacrifice. But Whim loves his role, is proud to do it, and does an excellent job. Our boys are so lucky to have him in their lives.
2. Incredibly patient. I think I've said this before, but I am beyond unreasonable when I am hungry. I have cried in the car, on more than one occasion, because I was hungry when we were out somewhere but I waited too long and then couldn't think straight enough to ask for something to eat. And that's the point when I decide every food I've ever had in my life sounds unappealing/disgusting, and I'm not hungry, I just want to take a nap. Whim figures it out every time, gets me a snack and some milk, and then waits for me to transform back to my regular, not-crazy self. We've been married for almost seven years and he hasn't complained about it yet.
3. A talented musician. I'm the worst person to describe a musician, because I am too easy to please. To me, everything sounds nice. But much more critical, discerning ears have declared that Whim is an incredible guitarist. He's humble enough not to brag about it, but (since I'm not) he has stories of playing with many huge name artists, and is even one degree of separation from Bob Dylan and his own life-long idol, Eric Clapton.
4. Friendly. Whim makes friends whereever he goes. Probably everybody who knows Whim in even the least capacity considers him a friend. That was one of my Dad's finest qualities. Unfortunately, I got his bad teeth, instead. It's a good thing Whim is so friendly, or we might not have any friends at all.
5. Selfless. Whim helps everybody. Not in way that many of us do, over-committing because we can't say no. Whim likes helping people, and I'm proud of how many people can count on him.
6. Smart. I admit to being a recovering know-it-all. It used to shock me when Whim knew things I didn't (HORRIBLE, I KNOW! But at least I can use past-tense to talk about it). Now, I am just impressed. He is a wealth of knowledge, most especially about cars and music history.
7. Easygoing. For the most part, Whim is pretty much up for anything. If someone has a suggestion, he's in. Every time I read a new parenting book, he's willing to give it a try. It takes a lot to ruffle his feathers, and he's pretty much the forgive and forget type.
8. Supportive. Whim cares about my goals and does whatever he can do support me. He does more about my (admittedly rare) girls nights out that I do. And, like many moms, I tend to put my own needs last. If it wasn't for Whim, I'd probably be wearing rags, because I never want to spend money on myself!
9. Confident enough to ask for what he wants. In Thai, they have a saying: "Shameless receives, meek misses out." Whim lives this out every day. I can't count the number of times he has had an amazing opportunity or experience just because he wasn't afraid to ask.
10. Easy on the eyes. I know it's not everything, but look at this picture and tell me it isn't something...
I love you, Babe!