Thursday, March 21, 2013

From December 2012

I'd forgotten how stressful a free crawling baby can be.

Felix is wearing an orange apron. He looks so cute that I'm thinking of getting him an application at Home Depot.

Watching 'Dumbo' on Netflix. The kids totally do not get that the 'pink elephants on parade' are a consequence of drinking. Wonder if the kids in '41 did?

There are times when I'd like to sock Michael Buble right in the kisser.

We put up a barrier of laundry baskets to keep Leo from crawling out of the living room. Felix is now worried that Santa won't be able to get through.

I woke up and the voice of Harvey Firestein has come to live in me.

Felix just told me that I'm the 'best'. All you other dads can stop trying so hard. The awards have been given out.

Waking up for presents is about 20 times better with small children. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Relia went out of her way to be nice to Felix at lunch. She said "Maybe if I'm extra good, Santa will bring me another present at bedtime!" Um, no, that's not the way it works, dear. But I hate to discourage her just yet...

Felix got his first haircut today. I nearly cried. Yes, I've been living vicariously through his glorious long and curly hair. (God, I miss my hair!) He no longer looks like some crazy kid. He looks like he's gone all button down and corporate. He went from surfer dude to wall street trader. He looks good (but I'm still waiting for it to grow out again).

The wife wants to know if there have been more Batmans or more Catwomans. I don't know the answer.

I've set off the traditional New Year's Eve fireworks for the kids. They were suitably impressed. Earlier, Relia tried to get me to skip them since it wasn't the 4th of July. She changed her mind.


DD4 said...

Peder, I'm glad you're journaling these events. It's great to look back on them. :-)

Alfred T. Mahan said...

I would say that, given popular culture of the time, yes, kids definitely "understood" the drinking scene in Dumbo.

An entertaining film, in its own way.