Friday, November 9, 2012

A Tribute to TBD!

TBD, you are a very lucky baby.  You have an awesome mom and dad, and I am confident that HGB will be an awesome big brother.  Plus you have this really nifty extended family spread all over the world and connected by the Internet.  Before your arrival, you are already a minor internet star in SRB's little corner of the internet (and really, our own little place to belong is the best one of all). 

Today is a really cool day for you and your mom to celebrate your imminent arrival.  I hope you enjoy the whole ordeal and don't tap-dance on SRB's bladder too much (maybe a few friendly kicks in the ribs would suffice).  Little Monster (currently residing, like you, in utero) can take care of the tap-dancing on your behalf.  I actually think that Little Monster is excited at the prospect of more really cool babies being in the world and that you are a baby zie will know (at least via blog).

I'm really looking forward to you turning up and being adorable and awesome.  Being the younger sibling is rough but I'm sure you'll find it to be a good time.  I imagine that since you and HGB will be close together in age, you'll be close together as buddies too.  We have this book around here about brothers that's called There's a Dragon In My Sleeping Bag and the kid (she's 4) really likes it.  In it, the brothers both have a friend animal move in and vote his brother out (of playing, of his spot at the dinner table, of sleeping space in the same room) but in the end, the animals leave and the brothers make up.  They realize they not only get to be best friends, they are also brothers and that is the best thing of all.

I hope that as you grow up, you and HGB get to have as much fun being best friends and brothers as those boys in the book.  It took me 13 years to appreciate my sibling, but I'm so glad to have a sibling to hang around with now, and I'm sure you'll be much smarter than me and will have a great time playing with HGB far sooner.  Enjoy your good fortune and be a stellar baby when you get here.  Sleeping at night is a great idea, and a few hours at a time is even better.  Really, just being your gooey self will suffice in the short term.

Congrats to SRB and an early welcome to TBD!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you M!

    I have really been enjoying getting to know you and backwards stalking your blog! You write so candidly about so many things, but discussing pharma will always draw me in! Yay drugs!

    It has also been tremendously helpful for me to read about your feelings re: Little Monster and not feel so guilty, or alone frankly. I thought the book above was a different book (I am thinking of Robert Munsch maybe? Not sure!) but man, do I ever think it will come in handy one day in the future! Especially given that they will likely share a room...and destroy everything we own in the process. Should be awesome! The Kid's seal of approval is all I need!

    Thank you so much for doing this for me (and for TBD!) It really means a lot to me. :)

    xo SRB