It Happened At Daycare

by Christine@TheAums on December 16, 2010 · 19 comments

I fell in love with my husband.  It happened at daycare.  We weren’t little kids who attended the same one, but rather, kid-at-heart adults who worked at the same one. How many women get to see the future father of their children in action the way I did?!

I noticed how adored he was by all the kids and yes, some moms too, mostly single.

I saw him be a fun and compassionate caregiver to so many little ones, sharing hugs and laughs, and sometimes, just his quiet presence.

I watched him cook a daily feast, plus two snacks, for 30-40 hungry tots, and then wash everyone’s dishes.

I marveled at how often and easily he could mesmerize a large group of wild things as he told stories under a tree.

I melted when he rescued the class pets during a fire drill.

I looked forward to working everyday.

We were good friends.  We loved kids.

And a decade later…

We are best friends.  We love our four kids.  We love each other.

My co-worker surrounded by kids 10 years ago…
My husband surrounded by our 4 kids today!
**I was inspired to write this post as a part of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. The prompt was: It Happened At Daycare. Check out the workshop, especially if you have blogger’s block!

To find out how he proposed to me, you have to read It Happened Underwater.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruna December 17, 2010 at 4:28 am

Sounds like the makings of a great husband! What a fun and unique story you have to tell.

Stopping by via Mama Kat's!


Christine December 17, 2010 at 7:52 am

Thanks, he's definitely a keeper!


Eartha Stone December 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

what a wonderful opportunity to see how kind and caring this man was/is, that is beautiful :)


MAMA BRANDI December 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Awwww!!! I love hearing how couples fell in love! Great post, and I appreciate supporting my blog, too! :-)


Dave December 17, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Your Mom and I agree he's a great catch! We think he got a pretty good deal himself!


Lynnie December 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm

What a sweet story!!! Thanks for sharing!


Bachan D December 21, 2010 at 2:23 am

Out of all the blogs in this section-this is really my favorite. That is such a sweet story-love it.
He is certainly one of the greatest and most patient dads I know.



Heidi O'Neill December 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I loved reading this blog! Knowing the both of you and your commitment to children is amazing!! Also loved that you used a topless photo of him!! haha…love you both!


Rachee February 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

What a sweet story. Your family is sweet and your hubby…hubba hubba!

PS Why did I think your Twitter handle was pronounced the awesome mom?


Christine@TheAums February 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Hubba hubba is right, haha! I kinda miss his long hair. And you are the 2nd person to think that about my twitter!


Alison@Mama Wants This March 28, 2012 at 7:32 am

Aw, such a sweet love story! I remember reading it the first time and thought, ‘AWWWWW’ :)

Thank you for linking up to Blog Bash!


Christine@TheAums March 28, 2012 at 7:34 am

You’re most welcome! It was fun going through my posts and it just made sense to pick this one. Happy Blogoversary!


Ado March 28, 2012 at 8:11 am

I loved-loved-loved this one.
I didn’t know this was how you met.
What a sweet, romantic post.
Thank you for joining up with us for our blogoversary my friend! (-:


Christine@TheAums March 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

Thank you for such an engaging blogoversary celebration! Also, I can’t believe you and Alison have only been blogging for 1 year…such pros you two! I actually met my husband at a luau I was performing at (another story in itself!) but it was being co-workers and friends that sealed the deal :)


Mama J@Mama, Hear Me Roar March 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

You’ve got a gem of a man there. Love this sweet post!


Christine@TheAums March 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thank you…I’ll hint that he should read my comments later ;)


Ado March 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

You were *performing at a luao!?* —> more on this one please. A post. Photos of beautiful you!


Christine@TheAums March 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Maybe I will…for you Ado, just for you ;)


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