Daddy Stuff

I don’t really feel any better health wize tonight, but I am taking a break from work for the next 3 days so I feel almost like a new man. I have been having fun tonight surfing the web and just getting caught up on the little things I like to do that aren’t work related.

Anyway, I am happy that I finally made the big baby announcement here on the web because I can now start to talk about all sorts of new dad stuff. I guess I need to start with the basic info: Meredith is due on May 11. We are having a little boy. We are going to name him Nathan. We are the most clueless parents you will ever meet. It is good to get that out of the way at the beginning so that when I talk about stuff you will understand where I am coming from. Also, I want you to know that my sister is now our spiritual guide through this entire process and she won’t let me hurt Nathan or Meredith so we should be OK.

So today Meredith and I are registering for stuff over at Target. My first thought was "OMG! this stuff costs a fortune!" There is no piece of furniture in my house worth $100. And there is only one 13 year old couch that I actually paid more than that for, but we have now official asked our friends to drop a Benjamin or two on furniture for a guy they haven’t even met yet. I think that is very bold of us. My second thought is why do they name baby stuff with baby names. I mean I understand naming stuff for toddlers with cute names, toddlers can talk. But there is no reason that stuff for newborns have to have names like Floppy and Boppy (which is actually a brand name for a nursing pillow and I can’t believe I have now asked people to buy me something called a Boppy) And some sort of Exersaucer which isn’t near as cool as it sounds. With a name like that I think it should fly. And then there was something called a Baby Papasan (the picture doesn’t do it justice) that was a huge swing that looked like would be perfect for Jabba the Huts kid. Added to that there were all these weird things that were called swings and beds and wait, I guess that stuff is normal, but on the whole it was all sorts of weird names.

Why do they do this? Don’t they know that grown people are going to have to buy these things and talk about these things. I just know I am going to have this conversation in the Wal-Mart parking lot one day in the near future. Meredith where did you say his floppy was? No, I looked under the boppie and beside his nu nu and it wasn’t there and right then and there the coolness police will come and confiscate these last shreds of coolness that I am holding and I will officially be a grown up. I don’t think I can handle it.  

3 thoughts on “Daddy Stuff

  • February 3, 2006 at 4:49 AM

    Congratulations Shane!!! That is so exciting! Children are trully a gift from God. It won’t always seem that way, but they are trully amazing. And by the way I started watching How I met your Mother. I was shocked that someone else remembered the Icky shuffle. The writers must be about my age. By the way Love your blog.

  • February 7, 2006 at 7:18 PM

    Congratulations! Your ministry will take on a whole new dimension once little Nathan comes along! I will be praying for you and Meredith during this awesome time in your lives…

    Thanks for the blog and the site, sometimes you say exactly what I am feeling and it is wonderful to know that you are not the only one!

  • February 8, 2006 at 3:33 AM

    Yeah…the coolness thing…just a few years ago I swore I’d never drive a mini-van. Now it’s my dream car. *sigh*

    Hey…I can cart a lot of teens in it!! ;)

    rrrgghhh..still not cool. *sigh again*


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