We had another first in our household last night. With Mrs. LIAYF tied up with work in a city an hour away last night until past 8 PM, it was up to yours truly to get Lukas home, make dinner, get him fed, get him bathed and get him put down to sleep for the night. No big deal you say? Well, it was at this household as it marked the very first time in his 1 plus years now, that Luke was not breast fed before he went to sleep for the night. For the record, he was in good spirits most of the evening, but seemed a bit confused as to where mom was. He fussed a bit after I gave him his sippy of warmed breast milk and put him in his crib, but our nightly routine payed off as he was familiar enough with it to know if was time to put himself to sleep. Way to go buddy.
I had a proud daddy moment this afternoon. While silently entering Lukas' daycare to pick him up this afternoon, I spied the director of the daycare (unbeknownst to her) leaning over the wall to the infant room talking to one of the babies. Yes, it was Lukas. She then looked up and mentioned to the caregiver in the infant room "Do you see this? Lukas is stacking these blocks. Most babies his age aren't stacking yet, but good at knocking things down." Luke then looked up and saw me and said "Dada!" The director looked surprised, but continued to rave about his progress. I was beaming.
Lastly, I had an NPR driveway moment as I arrived at home from work. Luke was napping in his car seat and a story came on about Spencer Elden, the baby from the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind album. Turns out he is now 17, and wishes he would have come of age in the 90's! It was a great story, and again made me realize that time most definitely marches on. (You can listen to the story here and have your own PC or Mac moment). Spencer's parents were paid $200 for that picture. Can you imagine, millions of people seeing your privates and you get a measly $200??
We won't be selling pictures of Lukas (or his privates) anytime soon. What's the point? Friends and family can see him in all his glory during our nightly "naked baby" time - the 10 minutes or so he gets to run around naked before his bath. It may not be enough to inspire a generation of music fans, but it's good enough for us!