Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ten Reasons We Have the Best Parents in the World

by Caroline, Phillip, and Adeline

  1. Dad said he’d never marry a girl that went to Ole Miss and he’d never live in Germantown. Mom was Miss Ole Miss and they currently reside in Germantown, Tennessee.
  2. When Mom is busy cooking, and Dad is busy eating what she’s cooking before it’s all ready, Dad says, “Let me know if you’re in my way.”
  3. Once Dad punished Phillip by grounding him and threatening military school. Phillip stayed grounded for almost an entire year driving Mom nearly insane until she begged Dad to end the punishment. Phillip is torturous, Mom is a trooper.
  4. Dad won’t watch any television in real time because commercials make him cantankerous. Mom grumbles about this, but always records the shows and waits because she’d rather watch TV with Dad than without him.
  5. They kiss in the kitchen and gross their kids out.
  6. When Caroline announced her bun in the oven via the icing on a cake, Mom and Dad couldn’t see the writing because they didn’t have their glasses on. Once they put their glasses on, they got teary eyed at the news of the newest kid to love, and it was one of the best moments of Caroline’s life.
  7. Before dinner, Mom always asks Dad if he wants a glass of water, and Dad always says no. During dinner, he’ll drink Mom’s water, and when she glares at him and sticks out her chin (trademark Mom move), he says, “Isn’t this our water?” This joke has likely been going on as long as their marriage.
  8. Mom and Dad love to bounce on sleepy morning monster Adeline in the wee hours. She hates being woken up more than going to the dentist, but she doesn’t mind this because she thinks her parents are cute.
  9. Mom won’t play Scrabble with Dad anymore because he takes approximately 900 years to play a word. This is likely a passive aggressive move because Dad knows Mom will school him.
  10. Once during a pontoon outing gone wrong, Dad dove in the water after Mom like a superhero, and all his kids remember that in the middle of something scary, Dad’s love for mom was the sweetest, most awesome thing they’d seen.
Happy 30 year anniversary, Mom and Dad! We love you!


  1. This is precious and hilarious!! What a milestone and model for all us "young married" peeps.

  2. Cutest post ever. And congrats on the bun! If its a girl then maybe my boys can fight over her and if its a boy maybe our boys will be buddies. However if your kid likes crocs as much as their dad then we may have to reconsider all of the above.