There used to be a Diet Coke commercial, long before kids were even part of my life plan, of a dad and his kids in the super market, flying down the frozen food section, like the cart was a ride. The voice over of the commercial talked about how he had given up going to the gym and a 32 in waist (something like that) to ultimately say that he has no idea how much sexier he is now.
When I see Dan with our kids, I am often reminded of this commercial. He is the best part of everyone's day-- human jungle gym, trampoline, horse, shoulder-ride giver, leg-ride giver, battery replacer, tall block building designer, Cootie Bug player, Where the Sidewalk Ends reader, couch cushion fort builder, nature hike guide, and fixer of broken toys and scraped knees alike.
We love you, Daddy!