Christmas and babies

Just thinking that right now, I have a tiny baby living inside my wife, it makes me to excited I can’t stand it. Yeah, all this job stuff is going on that we didn’t anticipate, but when it comes down to it, I’m already a dad … the baby is just living on the inside. And this time next year we will be holding our little son or daughter in our arms, with the tree lit, sipping hot cocoa, wondering what we ever did without a baby in the house. It really mesmerizes me when I think about what life will be like this time next year, how Thanksgiving and July 4th and Halloween and Christmas will all be different from now on. I welcome the change, I welcome becoming a family man. Michelle and I have pledged to expose our kids to the world, to show them culture, take them to art shows and other cool things. We’re going to be a very artsy family, I hope. I will be surprised if we raise an accountant. It could happen, I suppose. If so, I hope they are an accountant with blue hair and great taste in music.

  • RachaelAnne said:

    We love how having Clark makes things exciting. It is such a joy to introduce him to things we know he'll love, and then watch his excitement and wonder. On our last road trip, we stopped at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, and he acted like it was the most important day of his life. He went over every inch of those trains that he could reach, and occasionally had to speed around in circles laughing, he was so thrilled. Whereas without him, Bob and I would have been like, "Oh cool, trains! Where's the restaurant?" Did I mention it was 9:30 pm, raining, and 40 degrees?

  • Mark McCormack said:

    What if your kid was an accountant for some really cool people like, I don't know, Billy Corgan? That would be pretty sweet.

    I think I know the feeling, though. I want our kid to be exposed to different cultures, different kinds of people, different foods, music, etc. My best friend growing up was Jewish, and I can remember going to his barmitzvah and his older sister's batmitzvah, and going over to his house during Hanukkah. It may seem small and insignificant, but I do look back on that now and realize how important it was for me to have those types of experiences.

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