Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Look Back - Will's Arrival

The last 7 months since I've stepped away from the blogosphere have been pretty action packed.  It doesn't seem right to return to my usual tomfoolery until I take a moment to look back at a couple of events that have actually kept me away from my blog.  So I'll do this a little at a time . . .

First and foremost is Will.

I'll let Kelly's post be the official documentation of the big day.  But here are my hot sports opinions on the new little guy.
  1. The biggest surprise I wasn't expecting - The realization that I still don't know what to expect even though I could have sworn I was going to know what to expect.   
  2. The most pleasant surprise I wasn't expecting - How cool it is to watch Tate and Will form their friendship almost immediately.  Even during the first few weeks Tate could get Will to stop crying simply by singing to him.  Me singing to Will seemed to only make him even more upset.
  3. Who I think Will looks like - Not me, thank goodness!  Lucky for him, he's got a lot of Kelly in his face around his nose and eyes!  Others say Will looks a lot like Tate - which is equally advantageous!
  4. Something that I forgot about since Tate was a baby - How incredible it is to hold a sleeping baby - makes me want to hold him for hours.
  5. Something that I tried really hard to forget but was mostly unsuccessful - The feeling when you've just realized that the diaper leaked and you're now covered in runny, yellow poop - blech!
  6. Something I suddenly don't mind saying out loud in public in a stupid baby voice - "Does Baby Will want Daddy to clean his poopy pants?"
  7. The good thing about diaper bags - Finally a place other than Kelly's purse where I can stash my wallet, keys and phone!
  8. Cracks me up every time - Will's baby burps and his pouty face where he sticks out his lower lip - we're still trying to get a picture of this, hysterical!
  9. 2 Things that still bring me to speechless amazement - A woman who gives birth to a newborn . . .
  10. . . . and The Creator who gives him life!
Welcome to the family, Son - We already can't imagine life without you!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Oh yeah, I have a blog!!!

The social encounter that I fear more than kryptonite itself is bumping into someone that you used to be really great friends with but haven't seen since the day after you graduated from high school.

You start the conversation off with big hugs and, "Oh my gosh! You haven't changed a bit!"

(Yeah right!)

At first, it's all fun and giggles because you have standard issued questions you can rely on to keep the conversation flowing - Where do you live now? What are you doing now? How many kids do you have now?

(Just don't forget to oogle the photos of their kids and comment about how absolutely precious they are!!)

But after that initial data exchange, the conversation ALWAYS grinds to a painful halt as if you're suddenly talking to an absolute stranger. Why is that??? Wasn't this someone you used to be great friends with??? Wasn't the the person who you could stay up until 2 AM talking to???

10 years ago you could read each other's mind but now all you can do is stand there in awkward silence and sheepishly issue the guaranteed conversation killer, "So . . . um . . . crazy weather, huh?"

(Hmmmm, maybe I'm suddenly realizing why this person hasn't spoken to me in the last 10 years!)

Mercifully, these conversations eventually come to an end but not before one of you throws out the Ultimate Empty Promise of All Time, "Give me a call and we'll get the kids together!"

Yeah, that's code for "See ya' in another 10 years!"

Seiously, those conversations are excrutiating. They're just as hard as say . . . um . . . posting on your blog for the first time in 7 months! Talk about not knowing what to say!!!

Oh well, here's my peace offering. Enjoy!

I hope all in the blogosphere are doing well. Feel free to give me a call - we'll get the kids together!

Just kidding!!!