the past few days i've had some people mention to me about how cool it is that blake's dad comes out to all of his baseball games and watches him play. they say this mostly because blake's did lives over an hour away from us. on one hand, i completely get that people are just paying him a compliment by saying he's a good dad (which he totally is). but on the other hand, i kind of think- why does he get credit for doing shit he should be doing? i mean, shouldn't a dad want to come to his son's games? i guess to me, giving someone credit for being involved in their childs life, is kind of like telling me what a great mom i am for giving blake food everyday.
"it's so great how you feed blake everyday jenn. it's really respectable. you
make him lunch and dinner. wow, you're an amazing mom!!!"
my whole point is this.... the person who i feel gets often overlooked in this scenario is the man i'm choosing to marry. he's the one who makes sure blake gets to practice early everyday. he's out there playing catch with him and working on fundamentals before the game. he's coaching first base and chooses to be totally involved. he's not blake's dad, but he made the choice to love both of us and to take us both into his life. i kind of feel like if anyone should be getting raved about, it should be him. he doesn't have to do any of this stuff, but he chooses too. he doesn't have to be this involved, but he is. he didn't have to be the man who chose to date a single mom and her son... but he did. and everyday i see him go out of his way to do things for blake. he makes that extra effort, so that he isn't just the guy who has to do his homework with him, or all the not fun stuff, etc.
i'm not saying that blake's dad doesn't deserve praise for being a wonderful father. i guess i just want the future step dad to get a little credit too. blake is lucky to have 2 wonderful men in his life. so happy father's day... to the dad that didn't have to be, and the one that is.