Wednesday, January 5, 2011

And now you are 1

Eve turned 1 on the first of January. She is old as dirt now and it's time to trade her in for something newer!

Kidding. She's amazing. BUT! Here are the things that irk me as a doting father:

1) Sleep. When the hell is she going to sleep through the night? We're working on getting it down to one feed after we go to bed.
2) Speed. She's really damn fast and she's just starting to toddle about. She crawls faster than I walk and messes things up faster than I can fix them.
3) Food. She loves food sometimes. Other days, she does not want anything except toast, crackers, or cheese. For this reason we're very hesitant to raise her vegan - I need her to eat something damn it and cheese is a guaranteed eat.
4) Child Care. Why the hell is it so expensive? While yes I believe that my daughter deserves the best, I also believe that we're getting taken for a ride when centres tell us that it's going to cost $1,800 a month for one infant.

When not chasing her around ensuring she doesn't kill herself, we spend most of our time doting and staring at her. We marvel at how cute she is, and we clap, sing, make silly noises, and otherwise are fools for her. Some days I still marvel that she's here and how perfect (excluding some of the above) she is. It's crazy to take stock of your life and realize you have everything you need - particularly a perfect wife and a perfect daughter.

I'm a lucky man. A lucky, tired man.