So my friend Chris had his first baby on Monday… I thought he (the baby) might have the same birthday as me, but no luck. Welcome to the planet Earth, Corbin Banninger. I am sure that you will find your accommodations comfortable.
I have known Chris for the better part of my life… So needless to say, it is a pretty big deal in my mind that he is now a father. For the last few years we have not talked as much as we should have, but the pride that I have for Chris is immense. He is no longer the power hitting first baseman for the Falcons that I grew up with and used to make mixed tapes with on Friday nights. He is Dr. Chris… Future little league dad, home owner and upstanding citizen… I can’t wait to meet your boy. Congratulations.
I swear, I didn’t even know that I was capable of having offspring until about a year ago… I knew how the conception process worked and everything, but the thought of having a child to take care of was completely foreign. I guess that it still is. Just admitting that I am at the “proper” child having age is a SCARRY thing, and a BIG step… Why do I still consider myself a 19 year old? Well, I am sure that it has something to do with the fact that I am the youngest child and the product of years of pampering. Why would I want to have a child around to soak up some of the pampering that I am used to… Quite frankly, my parents gave me a lot of attention growing up and I know how much I need to function properly.
Look at it this way; Carrie has been in Sweden for like three weeks… I am a freaking emotional mess… I cried at an animated film last night for cripes sake. If I can’t keep it together watching cartoons, I KNOW I can not keep it together enough to be a father.
Final thought :: Baby’s scare the SHIT out of me.
Oh… Did you see that my name is holding strong at #9 on the list? I RULE!
Watched “The Triplettes of Belleville” a few days ago. Very good animated movie. Does not crack my top four…
In my top 10 though.
Break a leg on opening night in Sweden. Carrie, I am so proud of you… You can stay at my place when you get home.