Back from Minnesota

It is so good to be home after being gone in Minnesota for 2 weeks. It is awesome to be with my family again and reconnect.

Two great moments or moments of horror depending on how you look at it:

1. Morgan was with Christine at the store and walked into the female “undergarment” section saying “check out this section.” Upon looking at some bras she exclaimed, “I want boobs!”

Sheer terror for a father.

2. When we watch veggie tales together and a commercial comes on, Morgan yells “TIVO!!” to notify me that it is time to fast forward through the commercials. She’s too classic, though maybe too smart for her own good.

Da Bears

I can’t tell you how happy I am that the Bears are in the Superbowl. Things have been so tough the last couple weeks that the Bears have really been a huge bright spot. I also can’t tell you how glad I am that there is 2 weeks between their last game and the Superbowl. That way my celebration can be 2 weeks even if the Bears lose in the Superbowl. To only have 1 week of bliss before losing in the Superbowl would not be worth the 21 year wait since the last time they were in the Superbowl. So I get 2 weeks of being able to lose myself in the Bears at least.

Do I think they can win? Sure. They’ll either win a close one or get blown out. I like Manning and the Colts so it would take some of the sting out of a loss, but I think the Bears have a decent shot even though they are 7 pt. underdogs.

I really hope they win. It would seriously take the edge off of everything else going on in my life. I haven’t yet stooped to the point of praying that they win yet since that takes me into theological waters too deep for me.

Go Bears.

Barney Rules

Thought I would get back at this blog thing to see if it can become a habit. And what better way to start a new era of blogging than to transcribe a conversation with my daughter Morgan who at 21 months is an avid Barney fan. Here’s how it went:

Dada: Who’s stronger-Dada or Barney?
Morgan: Barney

Dada: Who’s funnier – Dada or Barney?
Morgan: Barney

Dada: Who’s cuter-Dada or Barney?
Morgan: Barney

Dada: Who do you love more – Dada or Barney?
Morgan: Barney

Dada: Who loves you more – Dada or Barney?
Morgan: Barney

Dada: Who has more hair – Dada or Barney?
Morgan: Da……….Barney

Brutal, I feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of fathers – losing out to a big purple dinosaur that sings and dances. I liked the Baby Einstein days better.

BV

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