Twenty-two years and a little over a month ago, when I was at the sagely old age of 19, my daughter was born. Since then she has been the constant spark that feeds sunlight into my day, and the eternal bane of my manhood as now I am the father of one of those otherworldly species that make men go stupid in the head. Although I know the statistics say I was one of a bunch, there is nothing so lonely as being the father of a girl thing, until now.
Today we found out that my 19 year old son is going to be the father of another one of those girl things. They are expecting in the last week of February, and will be naming her Ila Pearl. I'm absolutely stoked: not because I will have a grand-daughter to dote on and spoil, but because my son is about to know my pain and joy. The doting and spoiling is just icing on the cake.
Posted: 10/08/10 at 13:38 (732 views)