High Five

July 15, 2003 – 3:17 pm by Aaron

It’s been so long since I’ve written anything, I get exhausted just considering it. That’s one reason it’s been a month and a half since I posted. At first it was because I was recovering from surgery, but then the time between posts became so huge, and the belief that I had to catch everyone up on everything that had happened since my last post became so intimidating, I did the writer’s equivalent of running and burying my head in the sand – I pretended this journal didn’t exist. Well, I’m done with that. I’m recovering very nicely from my back surgery so I can tolerate sitting in this chair long enough to bang out and entry every now and again. This chair is not good for my back, though, so I am in the market for a good, ergonomic computer chair.

Liam has been changing so much I don’t even know where to start. The most exciting thing is that he finally started crawling. I don’t remember the exact date, but I do know it was a Tuesday. He was lying on his tummy crying because no one was picking him up. I kept coaxing him to come to me and he eventually took a couple of tentative “steps.” He cried through the entire ordeal. He would take a couple of those “steps” and then fall on his tummy and cry. For the first couple of weeks of his new mobility his only destination was myself or his mom – he didn’t have any interest in crawling to his toys or exploring the house. All that has changed. Now he’s everywhere. It’s when you don’t hear any noises that you start to wonder what he’s into. His newest nickname (he has dozens) is Mr. Mischievous. Jen came into the living room one day to find him with her purse emptied, her wallet open, and her cards and money strewn about.

Liam gives “smoochies” instead of kisses. He just started responding to high fives a week or so ago. I say, “High five, buddy!” and put my hand up. Sometimes he touches my hand with an index finger, sometimes he actually slaps at my hand. He is a blast.

I never imagined having a child would be so amusing and fun. I love seeing him find something for the first time. The he looks at it, tentatively touches it, and then eventually feels it with his mouth. He was licking the sliding glass door yesterday. I guess it’s time to start making sure things are clean.

  1. 5 Responses to “High Five”

  2. Glad that you are back! Sounds like you and Liam are having a blast!!

    By Pamela on Jul 15, 2003

  3. We are having a blast. I’m dreading having to go back to work. Any inside scoop on the Lottery numbers would be greatly appreciated.

    By Aaron on Jul 15, 2003

  4. Glad to see you back bro. Its been a long time since there was anything new on your website, and althought I dont really NEED to read about all this stuff, it gives me something to do, and its entertaining. So I guess I’m saying keep up the good work, and its good to have you recovering so nicely and getting back to the site. Just FYI the lotto numbers are as follows: 8, 17, 12, 36, 42, and 18.

    By Wes on Jul 15, 2003

  5. I’m going to play those numbers, and if I win millions I’ll buy you a case of Mt. Dew.

    By Aaron on Jul 15, 2003

  6. I was wondering why my little blogroll never showed an update :( .

    welcome back :)

    By Trey on Jul 15, 2003

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