20 January 2009

Fatherly instinct

Everyone talks about the motherly instinct that kicks in during pregnancy and after a child is born. I am beginning to think that there is also a fatherly instinct that takes over in men. As we are now just 31 days short of the expected arrival of Cheeto, I have found myself excitedly counting down the days. Yesterday, a day off work for financial folks, I began going through the things we received on Sunday at Teresa’s first baby shower. I then proceeded (without any suggestion from my wonderful wife) to open and figure out the stroller, put together a swing and organize the toys. Then, I hung new blinds and the valance in the nursery. I don’t say this to brag but to acknowledge that I am just as excited as Teresa. However, I don’t think either one of us are as excited as the grandmas and grandpas!