However, there is one thing that I am over-the-moon about. My husband is an amazing dad. He takes time to kick the ball with his daughters. He coaches their soccer team. He cooks......sometimes. He lets me get out with the girls so I can have a break from being a full-time stay-at-home mommy. He throws the football with our son and helps with homework. He is stern, but loving and most of all, he teaches and models Jesus Christ to them. All around, he is a pretty amazing man.
Last Saturday, he and Michael spent the entire day working on a homemade ant farm. Michael has a love of all things science. My two males are totally cut from the same mold. Michael is a miniature version of my husband, only with my killer red hair.....:)
On Monday, after school, Daddy and Michael went on an ant hunt in our front yard. They found some "Red Harvester" ants, which apprently are really neat to look at, but will sting the fire out of you with the same intensity as a wasp! Dad put "said" ants in our refrigerator for 10 minutes to slow down their metabolism for easier transfer to the farm. Apparently, 10 minutes isn't long enough because the transfer was anything but easy. We had ants going everywhere! Michael was very specific about which ants were important, so as they were attempting an escape, he was trying to catch them with his hands. Mistake. Michael encountered the wasp similiarity at this point.
We eventually got most of the ants safely to their new home. They have since been working hard to make tunnels all through the farm. Michael is just tickled with what he and his daddy did together. I must say, I'm rather tickled, myself. It cost them a whole Saturday and some Afterbite (for the painful sting), but the priceless time being invested in a parent/child bond is well worth it!