DAD's Advice on setting up the crib: "Set it up far from the window -just in case a hunter shoots and the bullet strays. You don't want the baby right in front of the window...it is less protection."
CHARLIE'S Advice: Bark, Bark, Bark, Bark, Bark, Bark, Bark, Chirp, Bark, Bark, Chirp...you get the idea.
OK, so all 3 leave, and I am left setting up the crib. As this event is taking place, a thought floods my mind.
'This baby is not even here and it is already taking over my life!'
Panic sets in, so I have to ignore it and dig down and continue my job as crib architect.
See, setting up the crib was a big event for me.
The reason is, I have a history of destroying objects and failing Shop Class. And believe me, these thoughts were right behind me, sneaking up and letting me know that I am terrible at these kind of things ... all of this left me feeling a bit insecure.
Regardless, "I am about to be a dad" I thought, and if I can read Hebrew and Greek, then I could read the instructions for my baby! So 3 (or 4) hours latter...tada!
The Crib is up and ready for the baby.
The question is, will I be?