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Hopefully, someday soon we will stop calling Will, "Baby Will." For the time being though it fits...although every day it's becoming less and less fitting. I'd been meaning to get a photo of Will's wrist which for some reason just cracks me up. It looks like he has a rubber band around his wrist. Alternatively, it looks like a toy hand that snaps on and can rotates 360 degrees.
Will also moved up to a big boy car seat this month. His feet had been hanging over the ends of his infant car seat and, whenever I carried him in it, I worried that I'd hit them on something and hobble him like a scene out of Misery.
Finally, all day today, Will was talking up a storm. And so, here is a very important message from Will:
Inferior YouTube version after the jump.
You will notice Will is standing up. Just a few days, less than a week, after Will learned to crawl, he started pulling himself up. It was scary at first, because he didn't know how to sit down when he'd fall backward and would do a stiff-prone backwards fall with his head hitting anything that was in the way. Fortunately, he's now learned to sit down when he senses himself falling. It seems like he spends half his time standing around. He'll crawl over to Drew or to whoever is sitting on the couch and stand there content to play with whatever is in his reach...the remote is always a popular choice.
So, maybe it's not Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy but that's what first come to my mind. Big Brother Drew and Little Brother Will show off their matching shirts. Drew is very proud of his little brother and Will simply holds Drew in awe.
Drew and Will have just started taking baths together. In some ways it's easier and some ways...it's NOT.
Also, I've updated the "Dinner Prayer" post below with a video!
If the first week of posts is any indicator GeekDad could be the greatest blog ever! I mean, its geeks and dads...what could be more cool? An ex-NFL player dad? I don't think so, sounds like a one trick pony. Hey, ya wanna hear about how my dad did roids in the big league? Nah, we heard about that last week when he was going in for his kidney dialysis.
Instead, how about, ya wanna make oobleck, create stop motion animation, fly combat gliders, install a Lego autopilot, capture a spider web, learn to talk backwards, make a video game out of drawings, prove the theory of relativity in the minivan, or build the world's cheapest aerial video platform? Heck yeah! Your dad is sooo cool!!!
41...another day another year. Haven't been blogging much...duh. Been busy with other things.
Mary's been studying for a certification test for which we purchased
a several new calculators after researching and trying out a few models. Most of them are pieces of cheap plastic crap. No wonder old HP (Hewlett Packard) calculators go for hundreds of dollars on eBay.
Anyway, this got me on a math jag resulting in pulling out a few of my old textbooks. Long story short, I've been reviewing math I studied twenty years ago which oddly enough is a nice reprieve from the reading, writing and oration I do for work. I was joking to Mary that my left brain (?) was like the guy at the end of the original "The Fly" movie, shrunken down to nothing calling out in a high-pitched voice, "Help me, help me!"
So, if I'm not posting much in the near future, I may be trying to integrate a Taylor series. (Yeah, I have no idea what that is anymore.)