Introducing my Love: @MadGames

in life •  9 months ago

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That's the love of my life, two years ago, tying two Christmas trees to the roof of our truck because the kids wanted one on the landing to their rooms, and I needed to have one in the front hall where the twelve foot ceilings meant it could be eleven feet, eleven inches tall.

What? It works fine...with a very very small angel on top. Don't judge me.

I couldn't resist taking this shot where the sun appears to be shining out his ass, because--well--he's my everything. He's the slayer of spiders, the picker-up of dog poop, the cleaner of kid vomit, runner of electrical, brewer of coffee, installer of sheetrock, and a million other things I won't bore you with because they only mean so much to me.

He's also the quintessential "fun dad" and I don't mean that in a bad way. I mean that without him our kids would probably have been told that reading War and Peace can absolutely be as fun as playing Kingdom Hearts and "A zip line is way too dangerous for the backyard!"

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Lookit, even the cat loves him!

Most recently he's been the basic "Doer of everything except what Jess is able to do around her job, writing, Steemit, and @isleofwrite endeavors." And I mean everything. He feeds me and the kids, shops, keeps the three kinds of heat we need to not shiver in this house going, takes on the heavy lifting of our home restoration, shovels the damn snow, still manages to give the kids his time, and oh...did I mention he also has a day job?

And at the end of a day like this, he'll offer to run me a bath because he thinks I need a break.

I know, right? Hands-off, ladies.

With everything he does for us, his one solo indulgence is gaming. Which I confess I struggled over the years to understand. I am a lonely bookworm in a family of gamers. I did play Halo years back with him and we used to have a blast (literally) with him driving the warthog and me shooting everything in sight. And he read a series of books with me I really enjoyed and he enjoyed it as well. But this really just is a place in life we don't intersect much and that's okay. I'm not one who thinks real love means sharing every second of the day or every interest of our lives.

But that doesn't mean I don't want to support him in every way I possibly can, which is why I'm hoping that those of you who follow me, who enjoy my fiction and my company at the Isle, who are looking forward to the release of the Steemit Anthology Series, and feel I contribute something to the community, will take the time to go show @madgames some love as well. Because he is the one who makes it possible for me to do all of these things without the rest of my world falling to ruin.

So gogogo! Check out his inaugural post, Does it Byte?, a review of some game called "ECO" that's a "global survival game" whatever that means. I glaze over when he tries to explain these things because he loves me anyway.

Thank God.



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Hey miss you my friend. Are you insanely busy, like I am, or are you off Steemit for realz?

Nice you post and cute your loving cat..... I Love cat800px-Brown_spotted_tabby_bengal_cat.jpg

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This is so sweet and touching ma'am. :D

"I couldn't resist taking this shot where the sun appears to be shining out his ass, because--well--he's my everything."

I LOVE this, both funny and totally endearing... :)

To you your words are a love story. To me, they are a case study in "people." I write, too, and I'm always looking through keyholes to learn more about how real foks react to each other. Thanks for letting me look through your keyhole.

We all love our bitter half (we are the better half hehehe... ) to infinity and beyond. They are our rock and although they look tough as nails on the outside, they are a big mass of marshmallow inside. Here's to all great Dads out there!

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