I meant to write this earlier and time just seems to get away from me. This is actually a post ABOUT Rob, written by Anny.
Rob is an amazing parent. It can be difficult to boast about him because I often feel guilty for having gotten so lucky. Rob changed diapers from the very first day, and in our case, washed them too. Some of my contemporaries joke that it takes more work to leave dad with the kids for a day because they have to come up with all of the details (will they go to a park or stay at the house, what will they eat, what kind of mess will they leave behind for Mom to clean up...) I never worry when I can't be with Rob and Abby, because I know they will have a great time AND clean up any messes they make. Rob cooks and cleans as often, if not more, than I do. He's a bigger stickler on too much TV time and knows just what to say to convince Abby to get into her car seat without an argument.
In many things we compliment each other that way: I'm always asking Abby to try her vegetables and Rob insures that she eats one more bite of meat. He suggests the unpredictable trip to the zoo with lots of friends, when I would play it safe and just do something as a family. He takes pictures of everything (really good ones too!) so we have no need to endure the hours getting professional photos taken and I convince him that it's worth printing some rather than just keeping them trapped in the computer. He comes up with the craftiest gift ideas for Nana at Christmas or Preschool teachers at the end of the year and I make sure they are delivered on time.
All of this makes Rob a great Dad and Husband! He allows me to truly enjoy being a Mom and a Wife! And despite her occasional, inexplicable preference for "Mommy," Abby absolutely loves and adores her Daddy!