"Temporality is part of the truth" -- Chuck Klosterman

Thursday, May 3, 2012

100th Post Reboot

This marks my 100th blog post. I'm home with the boy today. It's fitting since I started this whole thing by staying home with the boy in the first place.

The difference is that last spring he was a little peanut squirming around, attached at the nose by a line of oxygen. Today, he's still pretty squirmy, but with clearly defined motor control and he's able to breath his own air. He's about to hit 18 months, and he's turned into a pretty healthy, extra cute kid. Look, see?


We celebrated (my staying home, not my blog) by taking a long walk around the neighborhood, stopping for a while at the park for some climbing and sliding. The X-man loves the slides. He'll climb up a straight ladder to get to the top of a slide, then he throws himself down the slide by basically walking off the edge and falling onto his diaper-padded bottom. He's gratefully learned to lean backwards and not forwards because half the time he's so quick I barely get to the front of the slide in time. It's a thrill ride for him, a panic attack for me.

I'm working towards a more consistent presence, so I'm rebooting the blog once more. Not much is different, except I'm hoping to post at least twice weekly, like on Mondays and Wednesdays or Thursdays.

For now, as a retrospective for those of you who are sort of new around these parts, here are a few posts you might want to take a look at, to give yourself an overview of what goes on in my world when I'm actually writing about it instead of just grumbling or laughing at it. Sometimes it's both.

One of my first posts was Fatherhood: A Manifesto. Not such an original title, sure, but I explain why I stayed home on paternity last year when the boy was just a few months old.

How about the one where the teacher can't get anything right? Read A Classroom Comedy of Errors.

For more fun with the kiddo, check out Baby's Day Out, where I chronicle one of the first times I took the boy out of the house last year.

And one of my posts about the music I love was My Revolutionary Music. Seems that many people missed this one. Let me know what you think of my poetry.

Welcome to Building Castles on the Beach 3.0. Or is that 4.0? 5.2? It doesn't matter.

14 comments:

  1. It's funny. I was just giving someone else a hard time for calling their son "the boy", not five minutes ago. And then I come here and read this. Nice :D

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    1. At some point when I started writing about him last year I started referring to "the boy." I don't think I call him that in real life though. Weird.

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  2. Hee hee hee! We got two officers at work with nicknames like that. One is "The Kid" and the other is "The Boy". They don't much care for those names, but they're stuck.

    Congrats on your 100th. Always a cool milestone.

    And that is one fine lookin' kid ya got there.

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    1. I don't think "the boy" will stick. I'm going to try to call him X-man to see if that will stick. They'll print it on the back of his soccer jersey, like Kaka or Ronaldinho.

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  3. My favorite blog post was Baby's Day Out. Mostly because it made us look like complete idiots. I will say this, we made it through that first year without another serious illness. I think a little bit of cabin fever and a few months under the heavy weight of paranoia were definitely cheaper than another ICU stay. So, thusly justified I claim to not be an idiot, but rather full of sagacity.

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    1. I like that one, too. It's a bit funny. And you are forever wise.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Michael. I need to catch up with you. Don't you have a book out soon or something? :)

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  5. Xander's adorable! I can't believe he's grown up so much! Looking forward to the new and improved Brent Blog! :)

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    1. Thanks Candice. 18 months isn't so long in retrospect.

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  6. Now instead of embarrassing him with a photo album, you can just send his girlfriend a link on Facebook to see all of his baby pictures.

    Isn't technology wonderful?

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    1. First date: check out Dad's blog, going back 18 years. That's right. I said first date in 18 years.

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  7. He certainly is extra cute. What a doll!

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    1. Thanks, Missed. And thanks for coming 'round.

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