Thursday, December 10, 2009

Things Never To Ask a 4-year-old And Other Exciting Stuff


I can’t even describe how busy we’ve been the past few weeks…

After 3-years of demanding and difficult work, my wife finally graduated from Pepperdine University with her MBA last weekend. I for one couldn’t be more proud of her. Working full-time, going to school, papers, group projects, and having a family wasn’t easy.
When she began our daughter was only 18 months old and at the time we thought it wouldn’t be too straining on our daughter and marriage when in fact, at times, it was downright stressful. But thankfully we all survived and she did it. We’re celebrating the occasion by going to Disney World all next week.
My advice for any spouse thinking of going back to school with little ones is to make sure you don’t overdo it and make time for your family. Take advantage of those breaks between semesters and plan on some time during the week too.

Last week in preparation for the graduation we asked our daughter what she was going to wear to the festivities. She announced that she would be attending the grand ceremony dressed as Cinderella.
That was interesting…

I Am On Facebook…Kind Of.

Thank you all for the invitations but regrettably I am not on Facebook under Creative-Type Dad. I wrote a post a few weeks ago about my dislike of “friending” people and all of the spam that comes with it about people doing stupid things like going to the bathroom, eating, walking to the car, and left the city life for farming. It all drove me insane!

That doesn’t mean that I’m not on it though. I am, but as an 80-year old bee farmer from Norway named Gjertson B Gjertson.
You can search and read about me but I am not accepting any friends. My wall is viewable to everyone and posts of my achievements in mindless Facebook games like Uno and Pet Society, as are my fandom of bacon and petitioning to get KFC to deliver popcorn chicken to my house.
On occasion, I sometimes post nonsense about Norwegian royal’s, news, or my interpretation of bee farming.
It’s all very touching.

And Speaking Of News…

My wife is pregnant with our second child! I can’t even begin to say how much I’ve wanted to spill the beans about this - I’m the worse person to hold a secret. But my wife wanted to wait until people started to think she was getting fat. The baby is due next May, which seems forever right now, but as with our first I'm sure the time will go by much too fast.
We find out what the sex is just after Christmas but that hasn’t stopped my daughter from coming up with names for the baby.

Some “name” suggestions:
-Peanut Butter
-Pickles
-Princess Ariel
-SaunaNana
-Bunny Rabbit
-Super Shiny Baby
-Lightening Bubblegum
-Rainbow
-Blue Waterfall
-Piggy Petunia
-Henry

In the car yesterday she asked me how the baby got into mommy's tummy.
The next few weeks, and months, should be really interesting...

22 comments:

Dan said...

Congratulations all round!

Especially for the bee farming - I hear honey is a pretty lucrative market these days.

but seriously, congratulations man.

SciFi Dad said...

Congratulations, sir. We all know you did the hard work.

for a different kind of girl said...

Wow! All kinds of fantastic things in this post! Congratulations all around!

There's a girl named Super Shiny Baby in my son's second grade class. You'd not think it was a typical name, but I'm afraid it's already taken off. Good thing you have lots of other great choices!

radioactive girl said...

Congratulations!!!! So much exciting news!

Otter Thomas said...

Congrats on the baby and your wife's graduation. Both are very exciting.

creative-type dad said...

Dan -- It is. Especially in Norway.

SciFi Dad -- Thanks! I'm happy somebody else sees it that way too...

for a different kind of girl -- I didn't realize Super Shiny Baby was so popular. I guess my daughter is onto the trends.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Excellent! Congratulations. More blog fodder is on it's way.

painted maypole said...

congratulations!!!

Awesome Mom said...

Congratulations!!! The second pregnancy goes by crazy fast since you have the other kid to keep you busy.

Steve said...

Congrats on the MBA and the baby. Both are wonderful additions to your life.

And as one of the people who friended 'Creative-Type Dad', thanks you for letting me know you weren't dissing me by not friending me. LOL

Amrita said...

Congratilations to 'creative Mom"

Would be interesting to see your Norwegian avtar.

Peanut would a good name right now, you can graduate from that.

handstowar said...

Congrats on the new baby man!!

Tamara said...

Congratulations! Abigail often says that if she had a little sister, which she doesn't, that her name would be SoonyNoony, so you could be on the right track with SaunaNana.

WILLIAM said...

Awesome. Congratulations.

Denguy said...

Congrats.
I second the vote for "SaunaNana".

Dad Stuff said...

Congrats! You have some great names to choose from. Don't forget the name 'Cornflake' from Frosty the Snowman.

nonlineargirl said...

My husband wishes he had consulted your daughter when I was pregnant. He especially likes the name "super shiny baby".

My daughter was a bit impatient for her siblings to emerge. Somewhere around month 5 she started asking if they were REALLY inside me and if I could make them come out already. Then again, she also asked how we'd get them back in.

creative-type dad said...

nonlineargirl -- My daughter is always yelling at my wife's belly saying stuff like "what's taking you so long!"
I told her it takes awhile to get super shiny.

Tamara -- Weird... SoonyNoony sounds a lot like SaunaNana. You know what that means? Both our kids are a little strange.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Huge congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

congrats on everything! i can't wait for more blogs on how you're going to handle 2 kids!!!

mama speak said...

My cousins have named their still cooking brood McMini, perhaps there is a similar name you can pull from the KFC menu. Seems appropriate.

Congrats All Around!
BTW, if you have another girl, you are so screwed. ;-) (Says the mother of two girls.)

creative-type dad said...

mama speak -- Like, Baby popcorn chicken...?!

We're having a boy. So I am relieved.