Happy Father’s Day

I gave Nathan his dream come true for Father’s Day this year… I tied up all the kids!

Well, not really.

We created for him a secret code treasure hunt, where each to the next clue.  There were riddles, puzzles, trivia questions, letter games to solve, counting to do, hidden things to find, and a string obstacle course he had to get through. I even wrote a little song as a clue for one! The kids had a blast!

Well, except for when they were fussing with each other over string or fighting over letters or pushing past each other to get to the next clue first once they had finally figured it out.

Sorry, Nathan, in my head it was far more idyllic and charming.

They did love it, though!

They helped me get it ready:

And they (mostly, when not bickering) loved this exciting game with daddy:


It was how we spent the day, and we had great fun the whole time (when we were not in time out).

I think everyone was relieved when the treasure hunt game ended with dessert.

Because the only thing better than dessert is bedtime!

If there’s any present I could give Nathan, it would be a quiet house for half an hour for him to get some writing done, my husband who writes musicals:

It was the best way I could think of, to help Nathan celebrate Father’s Day with these kids who made him one.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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