As I previously mentioned, it was two years since I last posted. A lot has happened in those twenty-four months. Just to name one, my wife and I are expecting our second child, a boy, in March. I forgot how strange these nine months can be. The changes in your body that take place – the bloating, gas pains, aching feet – not to mention the complaints my wife has!
My daughter is six years old. People generally fall into two categories when they realize the age difference between our children. Some claim that “you should have had them closer together. ” Really? I have a relative who is pregnant now and facing having two children under two and a half. I’m starting to sweat just thinking of that. Others say that my daughter “will be a huge help. ” My brother and sister are 14 and 11 years older than me, respectively. The only help they were to my mother, was teaching me the difference between a mild and severe concussion.
Another anomaly is the issue of naming the child. So much depends on the parents to select the proper name. Two simple rules for naming your child include:
1. Name the man, not the child.
2. Make sure the mother’s anesthesia has worn off before naming the baby.
That reminds me of a funny joke from a popular female comedian:
They should have “Google” in the delivery room. When the parent says a strange name, Google would be like… “Did you mean ‘Steve’?”
Some are dying to learn what the potential names are, while others want it to be a surprise. My Mother tells me not to divulge the name, as it is possible that the name could be stolen by other parents-to-be. To be fair, she also thinks that “Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman” was a good show .
I am going against my Mother’s wishes and revealing the baby name on my blog. My son will be named: Hashtag Van Buskirk.
Hopefully no one steals it.