17 January 2009

some serious sucking up

Contrary to popular belief, I have some friends out there on the internets. A few of them have even met me in person. And they still talk to me! Incredible.

Jennifer is one such person. She cracks me up regularly and I secretly wish her daughter was a little younger, or my son a little older, so there might be playdates and weddings in our future. I covet a spot in her dinner group. Bigtime. So when she tagged me today for the sixes picture meme, I had to get on it right away. 

Here's the scoop on the meme:

Go to your picture files.
Go to your 6th folder.
Go to your 6th picture.
Tell us about it.
Tag 6 friends to do the same.

This photo was taken (not by me...hope that's okay, Charles! we miss you!) almost exactly three years ago, at a potluck dinner at Cyert Center, back when Oliver was about nine months old and hanging out in the Infant Wing. I think it captures the joy of fatherhood so well, better than I ever have. CD is an amazing dad and you can see his love for his son in this photo. 

Looking back, I am reminded of how easy it was when there was two of us and one kid. I didn't realize it at the time, and used my blog for plenty of whining about it, but we had it pretty easy then. I'm sure when this photo was taken I was in another part of the room, chatting with another mom or dad, and having a great time. Now that we have two kids to keep track of, catching even the briefest of chats happens rarely. There's a kid to chase, a nose to wipe, etc.

Seeing this photo again also brought back memories of the snowflake pants, one of my favorites from Oliver's infant wardrobe. I don't know what I would do without Hanna and her wiggle pants. Eleanor is still wearing the wiggle pants. Nothing fits a diaper-clad bum better.

The last bit of the meme is tagging six more people. Who's left that hasn't been tagged already? If you fall into that category, consider yourself tagged. Please come back and leave a link in the comments.


JenniferC said...

You just made me blush. A lot. :-P

And y'know, Miss O is not immune to the charms of younger men...

pghrugbyangel said...

um, what if your 6th folder doesn't have SIX pics in it?? that would be me...

Trannyhead said...

Sadly, my kid was always too big for the Hanna Anderson clothes. They're cut too narrow. But they sure are cute!