We are just putting the wraps on our second weekend as The Kid's parents. Getting her ready for bed seems to be taking longer lately, mostly because I think she's afraid she is going to be missing something if she closes her eyes. So I had a little more time to reflect on what I've learned about her since she came home and some of the things I've remembered from all the time I spent with my cousins when they were born.
- Little ones, especially when they are under a year old, feed off of the emotions of the people around them. My cousin Logan seemed to know when I was frustrated and tired, which would upset him, making my night longer.
- The Kid has a different cry for every occasion. There is the, "how dare you take that from me, I wanted it," cry. There is the, "I'm so mad, if I knew how to speak, I'd curse you out," cry. And there is the heartbreaking thermonuclear cry, when she's so tired and upset that she just can't be comforted.
- I'm especially glad that I remembered not to hold The Kid above my head after she eats under any circumstances.
- I dare you to find something on this earth that smells worse than a poopy diaper.
- Kids love routines. My cousin Adam use to wake me up every morning around 10 a.m. for his "second" breakfast. He would sit on my lap while I tried eating my cereal, which eventually turned into me giving him half my cereal each morning.
- Thomas the Tank Engine is still cool, even if he is a little cheeky.
- Kids will put anything into their mouth, including dog toys. In fact, I think kids are genetically predisposed to putting all dog toys into their mouths.
- I dare you to find any sound as joyful as The Kid shrieking with laughter. It's like a treat she gives me just for being her father.