This is our first Christmas with a child cognizant of Santa Claus and his merry role (Elena is 3). We got a great batch of toys (over the top even, thanks to Emily and grandparents), set them up for the morning, woke the children up at 7am, and cheered them on as they tore into a haystack of wrapping paper.
After a nice breakfast with my parents, Anna and I proceeded to do nothing at all. The kids ran around with their new toys, and we simply did next to nothing. I’m continuing to do nothing. And it’s wonderful. It’s like all my childless friends like now – a blissfully free schedule with few commitments.
And this is what Christmas apparently means for parents. Two hours of kiddy madness followed by a wonderful day of nothing.
I hadn’t posted this yet, but our son has crazy moves for a 1 year old.
Oh that’s right. You just got served.
Latest video installment of the Kovats kids, late in `08.
Bonus track: see the same video played to the Benny Hill theme song!
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Just a recap of George’s entry into the world – enjoy!. Warning: I’m not peddling smut, but there is some nudity in this video clip. Parents, please prepare the young ones – Georgie was not born wearing a diaper.
And parents, if you’re looking to deter your children from considering having a baby too early, we also have a much more dramatic and unnerving dramatization of Georgie’s birth. Anna is played by Sandra Bullock, and it’s directed by Wes Craven. It’ll scare the vajezuz out of any would-be teenage mom or dad.
Almost a year ago, talking about baby #2 was scheduled for further delay. It was too soon for Anna, having two children so close in age that you’re changing two sets of diapers. Eventually, nature trumped the debate – we were making Elena a big sister in `08.
The following months went by much differently than Elena’s pregnancy. It was the second time around, so we already knew the dietary change, the eventless doctor visits, and the eventual tummy that’d poke out to spark conversation in every supermarket checkout line we stood in. We weren’t examining every experience like a wonder we needed to photograph for posterity, it was all more just going through the motions.
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