- 5:03 PM, Monday,
November 10th, 2014:
- WHUTUP MAN.
So, yeah the first year of your life just
happened to be the busiest, craziest, most
chaotic year of our lives. Although you have a ton
of video that we all watch privately? You have
been kinda gettin' the shaft when it comes to The
Journey. I hope by the time you're reading this you
understand how unintentional that is and just how
difficult it is to even have a spare SECOND to
film you alone. Not that you need that, but we do have
a lot of one-on-one time and by the time it even
occurs to me to record something there is a scream, an
emergency or your sister is photobombing the video.
Kind of the way it goes when you come second, even if
it's only by a year.
That being said, I caught some video last night and
I knew it needed an entry. Your very own entry I
might add. Check this out:
- It's clearly in
you, isn't it? You're transformed by music in a way
Vienna wasn't. She is now, for sure - and we all spend
time rockin' out as a family, but you by as early as 6
or 7 months react to music. Shaking, dancing,
clappin'. You freak out. You love that shit. You are
never happier than when music is on (or when Vienna is
making you laugh). It's a sight to behold and I'm
pretty thrilled I got a minute of what it's like.
- I hope you don't
see this as any sort of pressure to BE musical or
follow that path. Forget all that shit. You just
follow what you feel and don't worry about the outside
pressures. You may end up poor, but you'll be happy.
Hell you might not always be happy - but you'll be a
lot more miserable if you don't listen to that thing
inside you. And, if you feel the urge to play it
safer? LISTEN TO THAT TOO. That's the
funny thing about life - it gives you all the answers.
We just read the outside environment too much and get
all screwed up inside. But hell, we all do it. You
will too. Man, what the hell am I writing this
much for? LOL.
- The point,
Cam, was to showcase you being a little Music Man.
It's so completely different than Vienna who was an
incredibly serious and focused baby that it needed to
be set in stone even though you're only 10 months old.
Fun stuff. Having kids is pretty miraculous. Dig it.
The cool thing is, though, I like so many
different facets of life I feel like I'll always be
able to relate to you and your sister in any path you
choose. Fortunate in that. I just hope you guys dig
hangin' out from time to time in between your
adventures. I do adore daydreaming about the lives you
two will have. Not even vicariously or bemoaning my
lost youth - I'm legitimately excited for you
because I did some incredible things.
I really did start a family at the perfect time
for me. I sure hope that helps you enjoy your
- ...as long as I
don't inadvertently maim you from making a mistake as
a parent. (seriously man, I hope you never feel
just how close it felt to losing you - ohhhh JEzus.)
- But you're great!
And funny! And I'm so sorry Vienna screams in your
face and hits you. It's as maddening to us as it is to
you. Hopefully she chills out and the giggles outweigh
the ear-piercing screaming because you existed at that
moment. Man, how many times throughout your childhood
am I gonna have to have the "It has nothing to do
with you" discussion? Ugggggggh. You're too damn
young for that shit! LOL.
- (trying to hold
back misogynist comments here, but I'm certain
everyone reading this knows what I'm smirking
- Love you man! Life
is starting to slow down a bit! And it's the
holidays!! WOOHOO! And you turn 1 next month!!!!