Friday, August 22, 2008


As a girl, Little House on the Prairie was one of my favorite shows to watch. When I was young I pictured myself being Laura Ingalls and living in her modest little house, having adventures and getting into a little mischief now and then. It seemed like an ideal life. Everyone helping each other, Family was the most important thing. I truly wanted to live in Walnut Grove.

As I got older I continued to enjoy the show but my thoughts changed a bit. I came to the understanding that if I were to ever get married it would be to a man that was like the character Mr. Charles Ingalls, Lara’s father. I don’t know when I decided this but it was decided.

Mr. Ingalls character was a hard worker, who came home every night after a long day with a smile and kisses for his family. When ever a neighbor or a friend needed help Mr. Ingalls was always there. He went to Church, he called his daughter half pint (How can you not love that?) and he showed polite love and affection to his wife Mrs. Ingalls

After all the children were put to bed Mr. Ingalls would go sit outside with his pipe and I am guessing ponder life. Then Mrs. Ingalls would come out and they would talk and laugh with each other

Even though Mr. Ingalls was a sweet, loving, and mild tempered man, if you messed with his family you better watch out. When it came to his family and their well being Mr. Ingalls didn’t play around.

I have two daughters, and the way fathers and husbands are portrayed on T.V just does not compare to Mr.Ingalls. Will my daughters be weird like me and find their future husbands character from a T.V show? I don’t think that will be necessary because we have a real live Mr. Ingalls that lives with us in our home, their dad.


Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

First of all, I love your new look!

I, too, loved Mr. Ingalls. I mean really, I think he was my first crush. He was all the things you said, and he was also cute and played the "fiddle." (Remember?)

I think it's time to purchase the old episodes on DVD.

SissyMerks said...

He really was the perfect husband and father wasn't he. This is how I see my husband also. My Jerami is a modern day Mr. Ingalls.

Anonymous said...

Great post!! It just so happens that I grew up on the show too. Now, we're reading this book aloud for homeschool. I married Pa too, except mine is in the Army and he's the best possible influence for who my daughter could marry one day.