Hey kid. It’s me. Dad. The big guy. Eventually the guy you’ll call old man. Maybe ancient. Yeah, that concerns me a bit because I still think I’m 19 even though I’ll be 39 in just over a month. But it’s just a number, right?

So how have you been? The doctor seems to think you’re doing pretty darn well.

Your Mom has been a bit tired lately and tells me that carrying you around is hard work. I’ll have to take her word for it for the time being. We’ll revisit this in a few months.

And I’m still pretty darn excited. Sure I still have so many unanswered questions, but I figure out we can wing it together and hope that things all work out. I’ve been told you don’t come with an instruction manual. I think this something you can work on with future generations when you’re solve all the world’s problems.

Hand in Hand
Oh. Something else you should know. You’re a girl. At least according to the doctor. Are you excited about that? You probably already knew. Well your Mom & I are super stoked.

Prior to learning this, I was always asked if I had a preference and my answer was always the same. Girl or boy, all that is important to me is that he or she is healthy. And that’s true.

Yet as a girl, you’ll get to be my princess. I think I’ll do well with a princess in tow. We’ll get to do all sorts of cool stuff together. Girl stuff. Boy stuff. All the stuff.

Do you like to sing? I’ve been known to belt out the odd tune, so I hope you will. Ask your Mom if you want. I’ve been practicing. I almost know all the lyrics to Let It Go. And I’ve been working all the Disney tunes into my repertoire.

And we can do stuff like this:

We’ll probably not record it and become YouTube sensations, but our own jam session in the car will be lit. Can I still use that word? Lit? You’ll have to keep me in check once you start using words yourself.

Don’t you worry though. If that’s not your jam, then I’ll be the only one to sing. And we can do what it is you want to do. Play sports? Definitely. Be a nerd? Of course. Get dirty? I hope so! Or tea. We can do tea. And we can invite all the dolls if we have to.

I just don’t want to sit next to Quatchi. He & I are not seeing eye-to-eye right now.