Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Rookie Dad: Week Ten

Here's our little guy goofing off in his portable gym. Benjamin's very aware of his surroundings now and he's active and alert. He is ten weeks old today. My rookie season as a Dad gets better each day. I make my share of mistakes but I learn more and more each day. Weena has worked with children in the past and she has been wonderful with him.

One thing I'm good at is calming Benjamin down when he fusses. I'll hold him and sing to him. I've noticed he'll relax a bit, then the eyes shut and he'll fall right to sleep. Or so I think. Deep down he's telling himself "If I just shut my eyes, it will stop. My Dad cannot carry a tune".

We'll have our ups and downs as a family but the one thing I do have in the archive are the Dad-isms I used to hear my Father say when I was misbehaving. I'm sure I'll be breaking them out at some point in the upcoming years. Some examples:

"I've had it up to here with this behavior...."

"You think that's funny now, smart guy....."

"Wait until you grow up and have kids of your own..."

"I WILL turn this car around"

Post more in the comments section if you have them ;)


Tom Kubeck said...

Billy - put me on your bloglist at tkubeck@sc.rr.com. Thank you for all the Redsox stuff.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the life to me Bill,
Some of my Father's sayings:
For crying out loud; I'll give you something to cry about boy; get me my stick;(he never hit me)Chrisopher Colombus;Judas Preist;
If I think of some more I'll post.

-- Robert