Daddy's Pride / Christmas

  • Santa

    The little man talked to Santa for the first time, and boy was he happy. I think the deep conversation about getting presents did the trick. :)

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  • Opening Presents

    Three days before Christmas we told the little man he could open a present each day, and of course he opened a few more with our permission. I am sure to many of you we were breaking a cardinal rule during Christmas, but we had good reason. :) We wanted to make sure our son gained some experience in opening presents so that he knew what he was doing on Christmas Day....seriously. :)  Last year he was only a year old, so he was a inexperienced gift opener. All he wanted to do was look at the beautifully covered boxes. I don't blame him...who doesn't like all the pretty Christmas wrapping paper. However, my wife and I opened all of his presents. So, this year we wanted to make sure he opened his presents all by himself. Well, he did it! He was very successful in opening his gifts, and we think a lot of it has to do with the number hours he practiced. I guess practice does make perfect.

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  • New Toy

    Last night we opened up a new toy that our son received during Christmas, and boy he was excited. Just look at him making sure we have all the parts to build his new toy.

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  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas! Enjoy being with the family, and of course opening presents!

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  • New Toys

    Our son received a bunch of new toys for his birthday last month. These toys are much appreciated because he was getting bored with the old ones, and he truly needed some new things to play with because his brain needs to be stimulated. Also, I have to admit, my enthusiasm of showing my son how to play with his old toys was going downhill. So, the new toys are working out really well for both of us. And since we received a boat load of gifts, my wife and I are slowly introducing them to the little guy so he doesn't get bored too quickly. Hopefully, they last until Christmas.

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  • No More Rocking

    A long time ago I mentioned how wonderful it was to have a rocking chair. Either the wife or I would sit on it holding our newborn rocking back and forth. It really helped us put the little guy to sleep. Nowadays, the rocking chair is still there, however it seems we use it more as a place to put stuff. You see, our son would rather play with the chair, and inspect the wood than be rocked to sleep. Also, now that our son is learning to walk, he uses the chair to help him get on his feet. So, the rocking chair has now become dangerous. It can easily crush our son's fingers and toes, as well as hurt his noggin. I plan to remove the rocking chair this week, but I should have removed it ages ago. Our rocking chair has basically become a Christmas tree that should have been taken down in the first week of January, not the end of February.

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  • Christmas Eve

    Tonight is Christmas Eve, and my son’s Christmas presents are already under tree. In years to come, we will need to be creative in hiding the presents until he falls asleep. I am sure that will be a whole new adventure.

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