Yesterday I didn't post because I took some potential customers to visit one of our installations on the other side of the state. This is not normally my job, but the boss/tour guide was unavailable. I stepped in and shared my knowledge and driving skills.
Today I have free time to write a post, yet no truly creative or inspiring ideas are present. Posts don't typically come to me as I sit at the computer. Things happen throughout each day that give me ideas. Ideas can come from anywhere as you are all certainly aware. This week I have been so wrapped up in less fun things that my creative mind has been turned off. I have been dealing with personal and work matters that in no way inspire sharing, creativity, or independent thought.
If you are still reading I am impressed. Now I will try to reward your persistence with something of substance. The biggest part of every day for me is spent engineering and being with Braden. Since this is not an engineering blog that pretty much eliminates that as a topic of conversation. The fact that engineering talk would bore all of you into a coma makes it official. This post is going to be a Braden update in a very engineering like numbered list format. I hope you enjoy.
- Braden is currently marching through the world of pureed meats. He has so far tackled chicken, turkey, beef, and ham without missing a beat. The little guy eats an entire jar of meat along with a jar of vegetables every night. He has eaten the entire jar of both every day since the second day of this culinary experiment. He is a big eater much like me.
- Last night Braden slept from midnight to 8 am. I actually woke him up at 8 this morning to feed him. I was late for work because he didn't wake up for the first time ever. Of course I am not complaining that my human alarm clock let me down. I will be more than happy to go back to using my big numbered GE model with the mutilated snooze button.
- Braden can crawl around a little bit. He scoots more than anything. He is pretty slow unless he sees the remote or some food and beverage. He can have the remote in the blink of an eye. He also goes straight for any food and drink that Arica and I might have.
- Adding to the last note, Braden is obsessed with plastic water bottles. He can't get enough of them. I don't know why.
- Braden actually tries to grab everything. He gets this big smile on his face and then he makes a lunge. I already mentioned his penchant for water bottles and the remote. He also has tried to grab forks, potato chip bags, ink pens, PS3 controllers, computers, napkins, books, blankets, necklaces, dogs, cats, and neighbors. Nothing is off limits in his mind.
All these small things plus a million others combine to make up the Life of a New Dad. To people without children the list looks like the obsessions of a very boring person. Conversely all the parents reading this will surely smile and fondly remember these times. After all, these milestones and learning experiences are what make being a Dad so fun.