Archive for June, 2008

Uh-ohhhh!

June 29, 2008  |  Fatherhood, Lia  |  1 Comment

Lia Poolside

Don’t let the picture above fool you. Although she looks ready to go swimming, she is totally a layout diva rather than a fish. You threw the biggest tantrum when one micro spec of water splashed on you when someone dove in near the pool edge. As a matter of fact, the picture above illustrates your reacton just seconds after the droplet landed on you

The latest addition to you vocabulary is “Uh-Ohhhhhh”. It’s not like you just randomly go walking around and saying it, you actually use it in the appropriate sense which just makes it so much more amusing. You also say “Daa-dee” in 4 different variations depending on your excitement level. Your vocabulary and comprehension of things around you always seem to amaze me. I have to give credit to the new daycare you are currently enrolled in, since it is more of a learning center than where you were before.

The more time I spend with you and get a chance to spend quality one on one time with you I wonder which parent personality you will reflect the most. Since you are a Capricorn like myself, I would assume that you will act more like me , but I guess only time will tell.

Since most of my friends who read this do not see Lia as much, I would like to start sharing the “Lia List” that will display the latest things you are doing, like and dislikes. So without further ado, I present:

Lia List

  • Vocab (daa-dee, uhhh-oh)
  • Food (French Fries, Graduates Fruit Snacks, Juice Boxes)
  • TV ( Mickey Mouse Club House, Handy Mady, Little Einsteins)
  • Music (anything you can dance to)
  • Pulling Dylan’s Tail
  • Kissing other peoples dogs
  • Swimming and Baths are not your favorite, but working on it.

Human Moral Compass

June 14, 2008  |  Fatherhood, Lia  |  1 Comment

Heading into the 18th month of your life, I find myself wondering what you would think of me depending on my actions. It’s not like I am about to pull a ski mask over my face before heading into a bank thought, it’s more of life’s little decisions and actions type of thing. For instance, if I am driving and someone cut’s me off and I start to get upset, I can imagine you talking to me and saying “It’s ok daddy, he’s just in a hurry.. haven’t you ever been in a hurry before?”.

You make me want to always be on my best behavior, because I never want to not be the superhero you are going to grow up thinking I am. I know life throws curve balls and can test your character daily, but you are now here to make me a stronger person and do what is right no matter how challenging it may be. I’m very proud to call you my daughter now, and even 16 years from now when you might tell me about a minor fender bender you were in because you were late to work. I will be there to comfort you and tell you “it’s ok Lia, I too have been in a hurry before.”

You are my human moral compass, and the proverbial “guiding light” in my life. Although you have yet to speak a coherent sentence, your very existence has spoken volumes to me.