Uncle Roger

August 1, 2009

In that my husband is 32, all of our married (straight) friends are having babies. Jenny keeps teasing me that I’m a baby magnet as her daughter, Katie, 14 months, thinks I’m the best.

So far, most of the babies are girls. Lately there have been more boys in the mix. Last night we went to Joe and Yumi’s house, who have 2 boys, age 2 and 3. I sat on a rug after dinner and became a human trampoline. Baby boy energy is very different than baby girl energy. They want to be held, be chased, chase them, throw the ball, and in general be a bit more crazy. I was exhausted by the end of evening, but what fun.

Daniel leaned over and said “shall we have one?” I think the answer is still no, as I would be 74 when they turn 18, which I guess is possible, but a BIG undertaking. I think Uncle Roger works just fine.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

citrus August 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Uh, might ask around among those older and wiser. The answer would be “no… puleeze!”

Brad Wood August 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm

My parents were so looking forward to grandchildren. It wasn’t going to be me, and I was to some extent relieved when my two younger brothers got married and they and their wives soon thereafter had children.

It didn’t take long for the gag refrigerator magnets to go up about how they should have had grandchildren first, yada yada. But their enthusiasm, and with it the appetite for child care, was relatively short-lived. They moved away and were about a 9 hour drive from Los Angeles, enough to preclude casual drop-in visits.

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