Year 3 was to year 2 mostly what year 2 was to year 1. More fun and much more interesting. What it was not, though, was easier. Our daughter gave us plenty of attitude and pushback in the bargain (and, naturally, continues to do so). But however annoying or infuriating this developmental phase can sometimes be, it's also utterly awesome: … Continue reading Personhood
Year two has been easier and more interesting. Babies may be cute, but toddlers do stuff. Fun, weird, clever, adorable, annoying stuff. I call it an upgrade. And when your child finally starts talking with you, even if it’s just to tell you to go away so she can poop in peace, or to ask you … Continue reading Toddlerhood
What is this? Why is my muffin on fire? New. Exciting. Tiring. Different. Helpless. Lucky. Happy. Developing. Small. Strong. Interesting. Giving. Awesome. Hard. Annoying. Delightful. Sweet. Loving. Time-consuming. Smelly. Messy. Funny. Stressful. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming. Beautiful... We got some words now. I cannot say whether I'm sad or happy that the year is over, I'm guessing … Continue reading 1 Year
Our daughter, a healthy baby girl... I got no words. "CONGRATULATIONS! You gave birth to a girl!" PS. My dear wife's pain tolerance and sheer willpower? Fucking hardcore.