Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I never...

There are tons of things I wanted to do when my son was born. I wanted to have a way to let everyone know he had arrived, since he was a few weeks early I figured I would send out nice little birth announcements with his picture on it and everyone could "ooh!" and "ahh!" over how cute my little guy was. I would get phonecalls with people proclaiming he was the cutest baby born, EVER!
And then life happened.
No birth announcements went out. The only phonecalls that were made were from my mother to let everyone know he was here, and I was tired. (Read: Leave her the fuck alone she will attack you if you come near her.) (HELLO! Twenty three hours of labor! Twenty three hours of no food or sleep!)
The thing is, I look back and I wish I had gotten the birth announcements done. (Would it be weird to order them now? I would put a recent photo of him and say "Hey, BTW, in case ya didn't know...") I look at the pretty little cards with baby pics on them and all their info and I kind of wish I had done it for my son. Now you can order the birth announcements with bigger photos, people wouldn't have to squint to see your child clearly...so I'll use that as my excuse: "Well, you wouldn't have been able to see how cute he was! I had to wait for them to get bigger photo options!"
Lesson learned: get birth announcements ready beforehand...
but then I would look like an asshole if I did birth announcements for a second child and I didn't do them for Little Man....
D'Oh!!

2 comments:

dennis said...

Let's assume for a moment that your son will not remember not having birth announcements and that this lack of 'pomp' for his birth will not doom him to life-long therapy.

This being the case, you can feel free to issue birth announcements for the next child (or will there not be a next child? if this is the case you and your guilt will only have 60+ more years to work out an equitible arrangement).

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

We have tons of friends who do this. I don't really care, we have a website with pictures and I write about my daughter on a blog.

They can't beat that! (I think)