Kids

Happy Father’s Day Babe

Hey Cuties,

Father’s Day is this weekend, and I hope you are ready to celebrate the Father’s in your life.

In 2004 my Babe and I became parents and Father’s Day had a new meaning. Not only did I celebrate him I also celebrated the man that raised him.  The ONLY thing I wanted in my child’s father was for him to be hands on; I got that and more.  I was raised by a single parent so there weren’t any Father’s Day celebrations going on in my home.

black dads rock

Nasir {2004} & Nori {2012}

I could write a book about this man, instead I will say this…It is because of him that I breastfeed our children for 14 months per child.  He was my champion the entire way, if I was down or worried he would say “You got this” and “WE are in this together”.

He is that Dad that changed diapers, gets in the floor with the kids, gave them a bath, helps with homework and shows up at the school when there is an issue. I couldn’t have asked for a better father for my children. He is loved, appreciated and needed. I’m so happy and thankful that I got it right.

black dads rock

Our daughter is a Daddy’s girl to her core and I love to watch them interact. Our son is a young black man and I’m so grateful that he has a SOLID example of what a man should be.  Not just a black man but a MAN!

black dads rock

I asked the Babe some questions about fatherhood and this is what he had to say.

How old were you when you became a Dad?

 26

What was your first thought when you found out you were going to be a Dad?

 I was scared of not knowing what the future held and how to raise a child.

What was your first thought when you found out you were having a son?

I was relieved to know that the Robinson name would live a little longer, but honestly it didn’t matter girl or boy.

What was your first thought when you found out you were having a daughter?

I was relieved to know there would be balance and that we didn’t have to try again for another! LOL

What do you love the most about being a Dad?

I love the fun times, laughing and watching the kids experience things that we take for granted for the first time. Although we do them all the time they are extremely fascinated by them.

What do you like the least about being a Dad?

I don’t like being the disciplinarian, but it’s a necessary evil. 

What is the one thing you want the kids to always remember about their Dad?

I want them to always remember that they can do ANYTHING they choose to do; despite what others tell them.  I want them to try it and try it again. 

What special things do you enjoy about with your son?

I enjoy his creativity, like his art, his drawings, and his ability to make stuff with his hands.

What special things do you enjoy about your daughter?

I enjoy her silliness and her ability to be loving and affectionate and knowing how to express that. “Mommy/Daddy, I need a hug”

Why is being an active (hands-on) Dad so important to you?

Being hands on Dad is important in developing leaders of the future. Most people are taught better when they SEE better, so I try to do my best.

Did you know what your parenting style would be like before you became a Dad?

No, but I wanted to be similar to my dad, but with the addition of my own style and my beliefs that I felt my father lacked.

black dads rock

She became Daddy’s girl the minute she arrived.

black dads rock

I hope their selfie was cute.

I asked the Nori {3 years old} some questions about her Dad and this is what she had to say.

What makes dad happy? Dad’s Day

What makes dad sad? Mom’s Day

How does your dad make you laugh? He says funny things

How old is your dad? 13

How tall is your dad? Like a giant

What is his favorite thing to do? Fix things

What does your dad do when you’re not around? Watch his own shows

If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for? Because he fixes things

What is your dad really good at? Fixing things

What does your dad do for his job? Types on his computer

What makes you proud of your dad? When he reads me stories

What do you and your dad do together? He plays catch with me

How do you know your dad loves you? He shows me how to fix things

Where is your dad’s favorite place to go? Going to a motorcycle store

How old was your Dad when you were born?

black dads rock

They have been hanging since day 1.

black dads rock

They’ve been building things since Nasir was very young.

I asked the Nasir {10 years old} some questions about his Dad and this is what he had to say.

What makes dad happy? Jokes, motorcycles

What makes dad sad? When I don’t listen.

How does your dad make you laugh? When he makes silly faces.

What is his favorite thing to do? Ride his motorcycle

What does your dad do when you’re not around? Watch TV

If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for? For fixing motorcycles

What is your dad really good at? Riding motorcycles

What does your dad do for his job? Works for the Department of Defense

What is your dad’s favorite food? Wawa sub

What makes you proud of your dad? That he helps me

If your dad were a character, who would he be? Comedian

What do you and your dad do together? We do experiments together

How are you and your dad the same? We both like challenges

How do you know your dad loves you? Because when I do something good I earn things and he will reward me with the things I want.

Where is your dad’s favorite place to go? Mini Motto {Dirt bike track}

How old was your Dad when you were born? 26

black dads rock

Happy Father’s Day Babe, we love you to the moon and back! We couldn’t live without you.

How do you celebrate the Dad’s in your life on Father’s Day? Chat with me in the comment section below or FB, IG or Twitter.

MimiCuteLips

ConvoswithDads

Join the discussion

  1. Laila (@FrontRowMama)

    What a beautiful celebration of an awesome Dad! Parenting is so hard and we learn as we go. So happy that your family has such an amazing Dad!

  2. Olivia

    I love this! Great parents and parenting is so important, and I do believe that sometimes great father’s are overlooked in lieu of Mother’s Day, and all of the “bad apples” out there. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all of the wonderful Father’s out there, as you said, they are very loved and MUCH needed.

  3. Kasi

    Aw, what a sweet post! I can tell your husband is a great dad! My parents live in NC, so I sent my dad a card and gift card to show a very small token of my appreciation of him being such a great dad.

    Kasi| http://www.thestyleperk.com

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    This is the best! I love, love, LOVE that you interviewed your husband about life and fatherhood.

  5. Sandy KS

    Being a father or a parent for that matter is a very special thing. I am happy to hear your husband has embraced fatherhood.

  6. touristmeetstraveler

    This is a really beautiful post! Nothing like having a child of your own to redefine Father’s day for yourself as a man, it must have been a really proud day.

  7. Christy Maurer

    This is so cute! I hope you are putting those in their baby books for when they are older 🙂 Sounds like they’ve got a great dad!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Christy I am saving them, I will ask them the same questions once they are older to see how their responses change.

  8. Theresa

    Your photos are too cute. I love the interviews too. What a sweet blog post!

  9. Lyndsey Jones

    It was so great to learn about him. The pictures look like he’s a great father. The kids clearly adore him.

  10. lisa

    What a beautiful family! I love the interviews. Your husband sounds a lot like mine and I love the answers from your daughter.

  11. Nancy (@spiffykerms)

    HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! DYING at the “how old was your dad when you were born…. SEVEN” question. How sweet!

    I loved it. Definitely a questionnaire to keep for sure to look back on. hahaha totally cracking up over here.

  12. Ourfamilyworld

    You have a beautiful family. He sounds like a great dad. Happy Father’s Day to him.

  13. Jeanine

    This is so lovely! It’s so nice to learn more about the families of the blogs I enjoy. Happy Fathers Day to him he seems like a really great father!

  14. Chasity Boatman

    That’s so wonderful that you were able to meet your breastfeeding goals!!! Congrats on that! That’s awesome that your husband was so supportive of it.

  15. Stacie

    I like how you sat down and asked him the questions to get his real thoughts. Such a sweet post!

  16. Chubskulit Rose

    Its amazing how becoming a parent can changed us, isn’t it? Being a parent is a great gift though and we are so blessed!

  17. desirae young

    Love this!! If you don’t mind I am totally going to take your questions and create a blog post with them! I bet my 8 year old would answer some of those so silly!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Desirae you certainly can, there was a FB post going around and I took the questions from there. It had about 20 questions so this is the shortened version.

  18. Bonnie @ wemake7

    Awww what a great dad! These pictures are so very cute. I love how you made a post about him, so sweet. =)

  19. Nadeen

    very sweet tribute to him! Your children are blessed to have him and I loved all the pics!

  20. Dawn McAlexander

    I am certainly glad that you were able to find a good man. I know that my husband was a huge breath of fresh air for me and my daughter when he finally came into our lives. You just can’t beat a good man,

  21. Donna Ward

    What a beautiful family and I know your Father’s Day is going to beautiful with memories – loving the answers to those questions – dad is 13, and that’s really old for a little son! And, I think 26 is the perfect age to become a parent! congrats on such a happy Dad and family 🙂

  22. Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    I love that you interviewed your hubby and the kids. Such a cute idea. Their responses were too cute especially you’re daughters.

  23. James

    That’s a great salute to a dad – I love features like this !

  24. Christina Rice

    To Reau: reading Mi’s blog made me have tears I am so happy she has found a man like you and you are the father to her children. Although her childhood lacked many things – she did find a great and inspirational man. I wish Ziva had the same love that you give Nasir and Nori. Keep being you! I hope to find a man that can balance me the way you have balanced her.

  25. Danielle

    Thank you for linking up! I love that you included your son’s perspective of his dad as well. Happy Father’s Day to your husband!

  26. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    You have such a beautiful family! I was really great to read the interview and learn more about ou guys! 🙂

  27. Christine @MomsNCharge

    This is so super sweet Mimi! I love this, especially from the perspective of the children 🙂

  28. Julian (@BoldFearless1)

    What a cute post! I love the family interview–especially what the kids had to say 🙂 And it’s such a blessing that you have such a wonderful role model for your children.

  29. Britney

    The kids interview is too cute! 🙂 You have a gorgeous family!

  30. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    I absolutely love this! The interviews are really cool. That picture of baby girls tiny hand holding his finger though… almost had me in tears. SO precious.

  31. Adanna

    this is such a sweet post, I hope he had an awesome day. LOL at my girl Nori answers. Mom day makes dad sad Hahaha

  32. LaShawn

    I love this! It is so wonderful and refreshing to see positive images and words from a African American father! Keep up the good work!

  33. Lynndee

    Good to know those things about the special people in your life. Don’t you just love asking a 3-year-old questions? They’re just adorable. Hope you had a great Father’s Day celebration!

  34. CourtneyLynne

    OMG loving the photos!!! Just too cute. The one with all the shoes!! Just adorable:);) hope Father’s Day was fantastic for y’all 🙂

  35. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is such an amazing post. I love the questions you asked and the answers are so cute. You have a beautiful family.

  36. Yolanda Williams

    You have some beautiful kids. Just love these photos. Hope your hubby had a beautiful Father’s Day

  37. Aisha Johnson Adams

    Thanks for sharing this. What a beautiful fathers day tribute… 7….lol… Wow… I loved your kids answers…

  38. Aisha Johnson Adams

    Great Post! I loved the kids answers… beautiful tribute to your husband…

  39. Iedda Patterson

    Beautiful, pics/family! Its a small world, I went to high school with your husband class of “96.”
    Great post and the interview makes me want to do the same on hubby and the kids. As a new subscriber, I am looking forward to reading more. Thanks for sharing.
    #BLMGirl

  40. Tara

    Aw, this was beautiful. And I think it will be priceless to show the kids when they get older. Your family is blessed! 🙂 #BLMGirl

  41. Ben

    You have a great family! You can see in your kids faces how much they love their Dad…that’s priceless for a dad.

  42. Jamie

    What a great post – it is such a blessing in today’s world for kids to have both of their parents. Seems like you picked a great one to be next to you!! 🙂

  43. angie

    what a great post sounds like an amazing dad

  44. Miranda Sherman

    Awwwweeee very sweet, glad to see you had an amazing Father’s Day with your family!

  45. Kathryn

    Precious! I love that he is your champion. And I especially love the Q&A session :).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *