Saturday, June 28, 2008

A visit from Alina and company

So, our friends, Leanne, Tiffany, and Tiffany's daughter Alina are in town this weekend. Here's a picture of Alina and Leanne by the beach at Alki. Taken with my phone, so it's not great. I'll try to snap some with the better camera while they're here.

Anyway...Alina is super cute. But, man does she have a set of lungs. The first day she was here, she had a bit of a meltdown. Granted, she had been on a plane and then in the car for quite a while. I probably would have had a meltdown, too. The point of bringing it up isn't to highlight the meltdown. It's to highlight what we all could do about it.


Nothing would soothe this kid. Tiffany was driving, trying to say calming things to her. I was making my best funny faces, much funnier than the one I normally wear. Nothing was working. It was like all the sorrow in the world had landed upon her and she was going to make sure we know how she felt about it.

This is probably the #1 thing I am worried about being a father. I am excited to meet my son and to have fun and do daddy things. The crying, the fits, the meltdowns...all this freaks me out. How the heck do you deal with that?

I know everyone has their methods. I'm sure if I had an audience of 100 readers, I would probably get 101 responses to that question. It's something we'll have to figure out. But, man...I'm not looking forward to that part.

Still...Alina is super cute.

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