Monday, September 2, 2013

Ode to 28-yr-old Tim

Here's a list of things that are awesome (and somewhat unique) about Tim:

1. He not only lets me borrow his clothes, he tells me I look hot in them. He has no qualms about buying a shirt knowing we will both wear it.

2. He is crazy about our kids, and has played Arthur game and Chutes and Ladders what seems like an infinite number of times.

3. He will set up our tent in the backyard just because I want to sleep under the stars (and he acquiesces when I want to do more than just sleep).

4. He is confident in his masculinity and lets me be comfortable in my femininity without giving in to gender stereotypes.

5. He can grow a rockin' beard.

6. He is aware, painfully at times, of others' needs and tries his best to consider them in every thought, word, and action.

7. He is continually trying to improve himself... physically, spiritually, emotionally, interpersonally.

8. He is instilling in our children his great taste in music. Atticus singing the Lumineers is about the cutest thing ever.

9. ...but he is also willing to throw a Super Why! dance party at the slightest provocation.

10. He randomly scoops up my feet and rubs them.

11. He knows all the names of Atticus's My Little Ponies.

12. He has very strong opinions on lots of things but is flexible enough to change said opinions when convincing evidence proves him wrong.

13. He bakes delicious chocolate chip cookies.

14. He befriends semi-crazy old ladies just because.

15. Like fine cheese and wine, he is only getting tastier with age.

Photo credit: Atticus

With his friend Chido at a Zimbabwean music concert.

Taking Atticus to school by bus.


  1. Aw that's a super sweet post, great tribute.

  2. Yeah! Tim is one-of-a-kind. I have a lot of respect for him.

  3. I believe you on number 12. And actually Tim is one of the only people I know who possesses that trait.

  4. Not that I don't believe the other ones too.