arms and hands reach high
naked feet dance funny jigs
screams ring out: “Daddy!”
written for Sensational Haiku Wednesday (theme: excitement)
isn’t it the most awesome thing when little people squeal with delight at your arrival? almost nothing better, at least not in this world!
You are so right NanaDoll….one of the most amazing things about being a father is to come home to that greeting almost every day.
that used to describe my house before the Angie went off to college – she did all that being just one kid!
I remember when we only had the one … I think she might still do it today if she didn’t have to compete with two little sisters for a spot at the door 🙂
Appreciate the comments so far. This was just a quick little haiku written for a poetry prompt that my Beautiful Bride brought to my attention.
I was sitting in my office when I wrote the haiku. At the time I was contemplating a quick trip home to grab some things I needed for a meeting tonight. The haiku was supposed to be about “excitement,” and seeing my girls so excited at my arrival is one of the highlights of my day. Every day. And today, it may happen twice. Can life get any better?!?
Anyway, I”ve also been thinking about the passage where King David is dancing his crazy dance before God, full of excited worship in his heart. David’s story was an additional inspiration as I wrote this piece. Been thinking of David b/c of a blog post I came across yesterday—kind of cool how we can all encourage one another to think of things that are “pure and lovely.”
Love the source of your inspiration!
Loved the surprise of “Daddy” at the end
Thanks Paul…I love the surprises that come with being their Daddy 🙂
Reminds me of the many times i come home, even if just from the store. From grown up children who have children of their own, i still hear the same. Nice message!
That is delightful! I’m glad I (might) have this kind of excitement to look forward to for years to come!
Wonderful! I felt like I was right there in that moment!
It’s a fun moment to be in…no matter how tough my day may be, this is a highlight I can look forward to every day. 🙂
Thanks for the visit and kind words!
I can see that kid’s excitement! 🙂
I can’t think of a better compliment for this haiku. Thanks for sharing!
This is great — you’ve captured the highlights of Daddy’s arrival! 🙂
This is precious, sweetie. The girls do get so excited when you come home. It’s funny to see them fight over who gets to open the door for you. 🙂
It’s also fun the times I get to see that happen when you get the rare moment out on your own. 🙂
love the welcome home greetings of little ones…and doggies =)
you captured it!
Doggies are definitely a close second 🙂 Thanks Tara!
My boyfriend’s all-time favorite memory of his daughters, hands down.
It does make for some wonderful memories 🙂
Children so love that moment when dad comes home! They link the moment with fun time!
It’s fun for dad’s too 🙂 Thanks for the comment.
How sweet it is. Excitement for sure.
Nothing beats the freshness and purity of childhood excitement! It is priceless!
Very sweet, loved it 🙂
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