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Oct. 6th, 2006

so one of my bestest friends and favoritest people on earth, faetal, will be having her baby tomorrow. i'm so beyond excited, which is something that i hadn't expected to feel, as children frighten me terribly. i think that the fact that in my psych class, we're going over the developing baby into the toddler phase, which is making me understand them more like a working machine instead of a terrifying enigma.

but, anyhoo. i'm 31 years old. i used to say adamantly that i would never have children, that the thought didn't interest me in the slightest, and then jokingly reply to prods about when grandkids would arrive with "well, accidents happen, har har." now that i'm in my 30's with approximately only another ten years or so left with a working uterus, my views haven't changed much, other than my declarations of "oh HELLLS, no!" changing slightly into 'well, life changes. if it happens that i meet someone and we decide to bear children, fine. if we decide to adopt, that would be even better. but if it never happens, that's okay, too."

gah, rachel ray is eating some vietnamese egg rolls on t.v. and i want one so bad, i can taste it. maybe i'll swing by saigon on the way to work tomorrow.

but, anyhoo, back to my original thought. i'm 31 years old and have never had a best friend that has had a baby before. i mean, i had best coworkers create sprogs, but never someone that i cherished and adored and spent a lot of time with outside of work, through thick and thin, better or worse.

i won't babysit (children still borderline terrify me, they're now a step below spiders on my list, instead of a step above!), but if there is anything else i can do, even if it's just... i don't know. it sounds cheesy to say that my heart swells with happiness at what you and joel are about to bring into the world. may it happen with less stress than is anticipated.

i so wish i had a nerf bat to give to you in the delivery room so that you can swat at anyone who you don't want to be there, get out your aggression, and not cause (too much) harm. ;)

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jadisan
Oct. 7th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
I say we do some commando cleaning. Sweep in, terrorize the kitchen, poke the baby, vanish like ninja. It's probably the best way to help new parents I figure
aubbieincognito
Oct. 7th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
If you would like an extra person for this, I am totally game. I work banker's hours, but if the timing is right, let me know!


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aubkabob
Oct. 7th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
you know? i keep meaning to introduce you two, it's amazing that you don't already 'hang out' online, so i say you add her! :)
suzanna_o
Oct. 7th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Hope things go well for your friend. :)
beccak1961
Oct. 7th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Mmm... egg rolls

babies scare me too. It's been a long long time since mine were little, and it's like I've forgotten how to hold the little boogers
aubkabob
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
At our store meeting last night, the store manager kept insisting that we sell to the kids that are coming into the store for school supplies, not the parents. The mere idea of this terrifies me.
gldngrrl
Oct. 8th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
i HAVE KIDS!!1
I'm crazy. Of course they're 12 and 14 now. I'm sitting here at the table watching Family Guy clips wit my daughter. Bonding time.
:D
Its pretty cool. Course I was really young and dumb when I got started.
aubkabob
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: i HAVE KIDS!!1
Now that I'm 34.5 instead of 31 when I originally typed this post (yes, yes, I'm horribly behind), children still terrify me, though I love both of faetal's girls to death. I'm sad that I've only seen Alice twice since she was born.

I am slowly almost feeling as if I would like to have babies some day, though I'm wondering if it's just my biological clock ticking. Combine this with the fact that it seems like every female I've known for years has had at least one baby now... yup.
madmadhatter
Oct. 14th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
holly wow I can really relate with you on most kids and whats not. some are scarry but on the other hand i've meet some cool kids as well. i am some what freaked out by them yet they always get along well with me.
aubkabob
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
My brother LOVES kids and gets along with them swimmingly. I never know what to say or how to act. I AM very good at getting along with animals, though, and am constantly shown affection by critters whose owners swear up and down that don't like other humans. So animals love me, but kids and I don't mesh. The brother and kids get along great, but animals HATE him. We've seriously walked down the street and had a dog race past me to attack him.
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