"I'm going to the Zoo today," she told me, "I am going to shake this baby loose." She and our neighbor Jennie (kids in tow) went to the Brookfield Zoo and walked around for several hours.
Later, when I got home from work, the neighbors asked us to dinner (OK, you all know me it was Tacos, hard shells, meat, cheese, etc... but this post isn't about food) about half way through dinner Kris leaned over to me and said, "I think it's time."
We said our goodbyes to our friends, left Miss Lu in very good hands for the night and went to the Hospital. A few hours later Mr. Man came into this world.
I'll let you in on a little secret, when I was about his age I begged my parents for a pot and pan set for my sandbox toy Mr. Man's first three words were "mommy, daddy" and "basketball!" Where did he come from? My, (as of today) four year old has taught me about cars and sports, I can even hold a conversation about basketball at work! I keep the videos of him hitting a baseball on my phone so I can show them off to my friends. He has helped make me the suburban dad. Proud? yes! happier? yes! A better person because of him? well, YES! Here's to you my little stink butt... I am so happy you are here; you have made me a better man.
Happy Birthday Mr. Man!