- 12:01 AM, Monday,
December 25th, 2017:
- That title isn't
written as some sort of amazement that time is moving
so fast as much as it's just exciting that he's 4 and
I'm happy for him. My empath gene has always been
pretty intense and I'm totally feeling this one. Cam
is stoked, so I am stoked. Here's your song
- For those
wondering, we totally lost Ernie's body. Had actually
lost his head too for Vienna's birthday video and
I had to dismember Bert to give Ernie some
- So, dear
- We say it to each
other constantly as you're going through a very
adorable phase of needing to tell everyone in the
family you love them. It's awesome. No idea if that
will go away, but I kinda hope it doesn't. Our
family is very, very lovey. Very cuddly. Very open.
It's just very sweet and although part of me tries to
shield my heart for the day you don't want kisses
(because holy shit that's gonna hurt man), I'm losing
that battle. I'm letting sink in pretty good.
- Having kids that
are 4 and 5 always feels like a balancing act.
YOU'RE SO FUN TO BE FRIENDS WITH...
- ...but I'm your
dad and really, really want to be a good one. So I
constantly have to think of boring shit like "your
best interest" "self-sufficiency" and "boundaries".
This year you tested all those. Often. I think
this was the first year I said to you "Dude, stop
being an asshole." And the funny thing is, you did.
LMAO. You totally understood and chilled out.
I love how we all talk to each other like adults
and act as if we expect you to understand everything
(even though we know you don't sometimes) and you pick
shit up quickly.
- As you see in the
video I'm CLEARLY proud of your gaming skills. Can't
even believe I can type that at your age. It really is
special and unexpected. I'm also glad you've figured
it out early so you can attempt other stuff and come
back to that skill later. I really want you to
try everything you possibly can and see all the
amazing talents you and everyone has. So many people
get stuck thinking they only have a few. That's rarely
- Also glad I am
hopefully done with the whole "dont EVER hit your
mother or sister again" episodes we've had while you
were this age. They are probably the hardest things
I've ever done as a father, I still have the
image of you terrified of me... just jump in my brain
in the middle of the night and I want to weep
I feel so bad. I mean, the very few times
I've had to do that have worked. You are very
considerate of those two now and I know that literally
picking you up and telling you 2 inches from your face
to NEVER do that again worked, but I hate
it. So glad you've outgrown that and how sweet you are
to her is so heartwarming.
- I love you
love you love you. Happy Birthday, Merry
- OPEN YOUR PRESENTS!!!!