Watching my wife’s belly expand is so amazing I find it really difficult not to use expletives in this post. It’s just f’in crazy. A few nights ago we were lounging on the couch together. My head was tucked in near Kendall’s belly and when I started talking, her eyes got really wide.
“What is it?!?” shot out of my mouth in a burst of irrational panic (something I’ve developed as a soon-to-be-father).
“He’s moving when you talk!”
So there it was… our first conversation. I laid my hand on his little baby house and felt the kicks and punches as I chatted about all the cool stuff we were going to do when he joins us on the outside.
Well since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about hanging out with my boy. Pregnancy is awesome, and biology is just beyond astounding. Babies are totally cute and all, but man, I just cannot wait to hang out with my boy. Here’s what I’ve got in mind:
- We’re going to lie in floor and take an audio tour of the Blues. You’re going to be one of the few kids in your class that knows why having to flip a record is so important. It’s going to be awesome.
- Dude, you are going to love Zelda. Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are the best.
- Halloween is the most awesome holiday ever.
- When you’re ready to collect comic books, let me know. We can spend as much time in the comic shop as you want. When you’re old enough, you’ve got to read the Batman series, The Long Halloween. Classic!
- Don’t feel any pressure to play guitar, but I’d love to teach you everything I know.
- Don’t feel any pressure to play piano, but your mom would love to teach you everything she knows.
- I can’t help you with drums, but I will buy you a kit and be patient as you try to master it.
- I may scream “race ya!” and take off running at any moment. Be ready.
- Your mom is awesome, and she loves live music like me. The three of us are going to have some serious ticket stub collections.
- There are so many awesome museums here. We have an unending supply of opportunities to nerd out.
- CAMPING TRIP!!!