Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wadya' say yer name was?

This is an apology. I wish to direct this apology to _______ . It has been 18 weeks into my lovely wife's pregnancy, and I haven't got a clue-not one grain of an iota of a clue as to what I want to call the person I will be periodically yelling at, bragging about, frustrated by, hugging almost as hard as I can, and emptying my wallet for, for the next...
Jesus Christ.
There's no time limit for being a dad.
I'm going to be a dad forever.
Alright, alright. I'm cool, I'm cool.
Despite the fact that any and all semblance to my life as a "cool guy" is coming to an end-

(for God's sake man, when has anyone EVER said that someone's dad was "cool" and meant the COOL cool?)

-it's gonna be GREAT. This is just the next stage of development. What is about to occur will be the biggest challenge I have had to face. I mean, I have risen to the occasion and OVERCOME many an obstacle set before me! (SURVIVED may be more fitting a description of many of those many obstacles)
This will certainly be a difficult undertaking, but by devoting no less than 100% of my time, energy, common sense, and unconditional love-coupled with my lovely wife's 100%s, we will be in the catbird seat.
Anyway _______, we made an early promise to not give you, or sanction a name which would create an opportunity for ridicule, or even the slight raising of an eyebrow.
Our family tree will NOT bear a Shaneequa, Bobbi-jo, or Jimbob.
You will have a name which has familial, historical, or cultural significance. Anything less would be less than you deserve.
I guess all that pressure is what is causing our indecision, kiddo. I really am gonna push the gas pedal closer to the floor and do my part to come up with a name befitting of our clan. So, try and be patient. We will keep up the search, and we'll let you know as soon as we do.
Peace lil' guy/gal.

1 comment:

Zany Mama said...

Something you probably don't know about me - because I choose not to share it with many people - is that I am enamored of reading baby name books. I absolutely love them. I have a baby name book open at all times. I love thinking about/plotting/planning baby names - except when I'm pregnant. Then the stakes are just too high.

I guess what I'm saying is that I totally feel you on this one, but you guys will find an absolutely fabulous "just right" name for baby at some point during the next 22 weeks left. Relax and enjoy the ride!