Return of the Parents

So Sukie and I went to a Lamaze class last night. It was an interesting experience, to take a class on having a baby when we’d already done it before. But that was last century, and we have a plan this time … to have a plan is our plan. We plan on it going well.

I was the only guy there that had already had a kid, and I was probably one of the youngest guys there. It was strange to hear how excited they are to feel their babies kicking away in utero while that hasn’t been my experience. It is awesome, mind you, but I’ve spent time with my son playing Modern Warfare 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum. I’m still excited for a new member of the family, don’t get me wrong, but I think the entire experience of planning to have a child and the execution of said plan won’t mean the same to me as it does to other guys who are following a more traditional path. Pfffft, lightweights.

But the whole description of labor and the daunting task of being the chief supporter has me remembering what a traumatic experience it was last time, and how ill prepared I was for it. I feel like I have matured by leaps and bounds since, but I still have kept away for an entire decade. Well, I’m back, and I’m much more comfortable with myself now.

I digress, you’ve probably heard enough.

I was trying to blog daily, but the weekend came, and that was busy, and I changed my schedule, so that was busy. You know what happens when you go to work early and everyone is used to you working later? You end up working really really long days. But the bonus is that I get to see my family for more time at night.

Tonight we made the rounds with our delicious cheesecake and strawberries. A good time was had by all.

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