It is hard to describe the moment Mike walks in the door from work. The entire house changes. You can sense the excitement, the relief, the pure joy. Suddenly everyone is happier, smiling, and talking excitedly. After he changes his clothes, the kids talk over each other, giving the highlights of the day.
"We went to the gym class and Debbie said, 'Don't touch the trampoline!' because I could get hurt." "I fell down and hurt my knee, see?!" "Look at the picture I made, just for you!" "How was your day, daddy?"
He listens. He smiles. He asks questions. He yells, "I love it!" and "Thats amazing!"