A Joy Filled Bubble Party!
Ellie was turning one! My dad drove to Dallas to visit and we agreed to meet at our traditional place IHop. My dad is always early. If he says 8am he will be there at 7. So naturally when we walked in he already had a table. Guys, brace yourself because not only was he sitting at the table but he had a new bubble machine for Ellie sitting on the table and IT WAS ON! Guys! The bubble machine was on and blowing bubbles EVERYWHERE!! I’m pretty sure there were bubbles landing in someone’s Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity. I won’t lie I was probably the darkest shade of red. However, I laugh so hard when I reminisce over this memory. I can’t help but laugh out loud. I love this memory. I love the memory of my dad sitting there with a big cheesy smile on his face and bubbles EVERYWHERE! I love the excitement that day in Ellies clap as she fought to get out of my arms so she could pop the bubbles. I wish I had a picture but who is ever prepared to walk into a restaurant where someone is throwing your kid their own live bubble party? I wasn’t prepared with the camera but I’m so glad we were invited because the memory will never fade. Most importantly I remember how he was not phased my anyone’s reaction. He didnt care what anyone thought of him. He probably should have cared that bubbles were landing in other people’s food but you get my point. He wanted to make Ellie smile. He was not willing to let anyone steal the joy from his live bubble party. I learned a few life lessons from my dad that day…
1. Never be on time! Always be early!
2. Make others laugh!
3. Smile! People ALWAYS remember a smile!
4. Don’t allow anyone to steal the joy away from your bubble party. (There are moments when we should not care what others think.)
Happy Father’s Day to the greatest dad in the world!
What is your favorite memory of your dad or important male figure in your life? What important lessons have they taught you?