Saturday, May 2, 2009

May 2, 2009 - To Be a Far

At vaere Far er noget helt saerligt. It is a new feeling and new way of being if you will. For the record, the first two whole hours of Grace’s life she spent with me! She was in my arms, content, new and cute as ever. The next couple of days I was the man, Lisa couldn’t really move so I did everythingJ Then the milk started to kick in and it has been downhill from there.

In my view Lisa is the perfect mother, she is there always, no matter what time a day or night. Like a rocket she will shoot out from a perfect sleeping position and jump up from the bed like superman and attend to Grace – amazing. And more amazing is it that she hasn’t been tangled up in the mosquito net which I myself sometimes struggle with. On a more serious note, watching my wife being a mother has been one of the best experiences of my life. 

And then there is Grace. Grace is a no-bullshit kind of girl. If we supply the basics: food, comfort and clean diapers she is one perfect baby girl, with ear to ear smiles and noises that will enchant everyone. However, if those things are not provided, well I don’t need to tell you what will happen – but there will be trouble.

Lisa spends 24 hours of her day with Grace. I spent from 5pm to 6am. In this day and age I think I should be “graceful” that I am home around 5pm and that I can arrange to eat lunch with my family once a week. So therefore I am happy and full of Grace.  Just for the record it is 7am on a Saturday morning and I am up with Grace who, by the way, has fallen a sleep in her chair and her mother takes two very well deserved hours of rest before the day kicks off.

Enjoy your weekend.


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