August 25, 2004

Young children

I had intended to get to rest, rather get to bed earlier this evening. I really meant to, I have been so tired and so rundown that I have been falling asleep at my desk.

But people plan and G-d laughs. And believe me, he is laughing now. It is roughly midnight and I am wide awake, well not wide awake, but awake. My baby girl has decided that now is a fine time to be awake and this means that in a few moments I'll be taking my shift of pacing with my bundle of joy. I can't wait until she is 15 and I can walk into her room at 6 am on a Saturday morning.

Or maybe I'll serenade her in front of her friends. Not very cool, but fun to think about now. And while I am talking about young children may I add that I find myself humming songs from The Wiggles, Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder.

Oy, what has happened to me. I love being a father, but must I be innundated all day with this kind of nonsense. I guess that the answer is yes. Time to run, baby needs me.

5 comments:

SelenaJ said...

I can really relate to the humming of wiggles and thomas songs. Those are two popular shows at my house. Insted of buying workout tapes my husband thinks I should just dance along with the wiggles videos LOL. I've gone days with thomas we love you stuck in my head, my two year old son loves to sing it.

Jack's Shack said...

We took my son to see Thomas last year. He loved it. It was fun, but it is such a racket. They try and charge you to take pix with Thomas. It was something like $15 a pop or so.

Vendelascity said...

My dad was different... he used to ambush me with his camera while I pretended to sleep, in my little pink pajamas and mussed-up hair, and took photos of me. Truth be told, I was a little Super Model wanna be, even at 5. I loved that he took all those pictures of me. He passed away when I was 21 (and he 47) and I cherish his view of me through his lens. I also recall he played a lot of records so to this day, my favorite artists are Simon & Garfunkle, and John Denver's song "Calypso" (about Jacque Cousteau's boat). "Aye, Calypso, I sing to your glory...." It's funny what we remember about our parents.

Stacey said...

I love Simon & Garfunkel, too. I just saw them in concert a few weeks ago. They were amazing. And John Denver. I'll never forget the day I heard that he died. I was driving to work and had to pull over. BTW, I still put on my leotard and ballet slippers and dance to Calypso. :)

Jack's Shack said...

I sing to my children sometimes. They are too young to realize that dad's singing is as popular as a banshee shrieking at night.

I wonder sometimes what they'll think of me. Maybe I'll write a post on that.