Thursday, April 19, 2007

Answers to some questions

Luckily for the world I never run out of things to write about. Yesterday a lot of questions were asked and I think it's very necessary to respond to those questions and comments in a follow up post. I feel that by responding to your questions and comments our bond will only become stronger, and our love that much greater.


A good percentage of my readers and the bloggers that I read already have kids. This is good because they have so much wonderful knowledge and experience to pass on to me. Something that I never considered when Allyson and I started planning on having a family is that a baby boy might piss in my face. Now that I'm aware of this possibility Allyson and I have been preparing for this by shooting each other with a garden hose, at full power, when the other least expects it. As a result our reaction time is way up. And I've managed to keep the spray above Allyson's neck. I've got to be careful ya know, she's pregnant.

I can't wait to see this baby for the first time. Preferably fully clothed with a smile on his face. I've tried my best to convince Allyson to let me wait outside while she takes care of business, but she ain't having it. I have mandatory husband duty sometime near July 10th. That's only 12 weeks away. Really 11 because this weeks just about over. Wow, It's almost time for Father Corky's second Sermon.

As much as I wanted to recreate the bridge of the Enterprise for Corky Jr's nursery, Allyson wasn't having any of that either. She wants the kid to grow up with some class and dignity, and she wants the kid to grow up being a dren. A dren is the opposite of nerd just in case you never watched Happy Days before.

So instead of Enterprise grey, the babies room is going to be antique white with white trim. The theme of the room is going to be primary colors and ABC 1, 2, 3's. I knew what color the room was going to be because I painted it, but I learned all the other stuff last night after asking Allyson. Very fascinating stuff. As you can see the nursery is not exactly finished yet. It should be done sometime in May. I hope this helped with some of your curiosity.

26 comments:

Biddie said...

Am I the first one here today?
Look at all of that stuff! Amazing, isn't it? Little people need so much stuff.
I think that ABC's and 1, 2, 3's is great for a kids room. I like Star Trek as much as anyone, but let's give this kid a leg up. The Enterprise?
I think that squirting each other with the garden hose is a great idea. I have 3 girls mind you, so that wasn't much of a problem for me. Projectile vomitting however.....

Beefcake Almighty said...

I know, I tried having my son's first room decorated to recreate the Inquisition but Alicia shot that one down with the quickness.

Some people have no sense of adventure.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the morning laugh. Always a great way to start the day. Loved the hose thing. Glad I have a girl.

furiousBall said...

Will she at least let you put in those cool Star Trek doors that shush open and closed?

Lady K said...

Good luck getting that nursery finished! You'll be spending a LOT of time in there just watching him sleep, I'm sure.

And from what I hear, it ain't fatherhood till your son pisses on you for the first time...hee hee!

Jay said...

So you guys have practiced and are ready for the piss flying. But how are you going to prepare yourselves for the diaper changing and .... uh ... the ... uh .. fragrance, yeah the fragrance, that will come with that?

Terri said...

what an exciting time for you guys and I'm very impressed by your preparedness. However, having had two boys myself I can tell you it WILL happen, no amount of preparing will keep you dry if Corky Jr. decides to let it fly!

Yas said...

i saw you install the enterprise instrument panel anyway. just for kicks.

and can you explain as to why there's a white circle around the door handle?

Big Pissy said...

The pissing in the face thing?

Yeah.

That's why I had girls.

Alicia said...

Awww, what a sweet room that will be.
Thanks for the pictures!

RockDog said...

LOL @ Jay! The first couple of months I don't remember a fragrance, but then it comes...and it comes on BAD. Think about getting a full face respirator.

Heidi the Hick said...

When changing a boy baby, have some kind of fabric nearby, like one of those little flannel blankies, ready to throw on the ol hose. Just be ready.

One more piece of advice if we're talking about baby hygiene: don't bother with baby powder. It stinks and gets into their lungs. Use corn starch. It'll get all gummy when it's wet but it washes away easy. Cheap too. Also olive oil is better than baby oil.

Tod said...

I don't have any kids so the pissing in the face was an eye opener to me too...or should I say eye closer.

Have fun painting the 123 motif.

Cindy-Lou said...

My son peed on his dad within the first 24 hours of his life. It's been much smoother since then though. Well, except for that one night.

That one, terrible, shameful, poo-filled night.

James Burnett said...

Man, I envy you. Can't wait till Mrs. B and I get word that she's pregnant.

And which Enterprise bridge would you design, if you could change the baby's room that way, Kirk's or Picard's?

Michael C said...

The bridge of the Enterprise would have been so cool! Heck, maybe I'll do that with my living room!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

LOL @ the pee thing!

Thanks for showing off the nursery and letting us know when Corky Jr is due.

Tod said...

If it's a girl you could call her Uhura...just saying.

Aunt Jackie said...

One more note, nobody wants their child to be a nerd, just instill them with confidence and love and name them as 'nerdless' as possible... Even the "coolest" kids get picked on. Remember how awful other children can be to each other... You may not have total control of it all... You can only do your best. That's enough, I am always grateful and cherish my parents because I know they did.

Metal Mark said...

When you have the first child it's like there are all of steps of getting ready. Then when number two comes you just fit in the event the best you can. You can always tell a parent with their first child. They are ones with the huge diaper bags, a strolles in perfect shape, a burp cloth on their shoulder and always wiping stuff off before the kid touches it. Parents of two kids or more will have a like a third of that stuff.

Reverend Sumangali Tania Pink said...

wow. 11 weeks! time is flying.

I do hope you'll be fully clothed the first time you meet Corky Jr. And I'm sure he'll be smiling!

Missed your posts - love the baby photo :)
xx
pinks

Sunshine said...

Just put a teleporter in his crib, she'll never know.

Chucky said...

So just when are you going to come on by and pain my room?

I have beer!

Blancodeviosa said...

you better get on that one painter man

Emory Rundle said...

When I have a kid I want to make there room up like the Addams Family house

kat said...

I don't have children myself but I heard that if you ever lose your keys you should immediately check your babies diaper. Apparantly babies like hiding the housekeys in their diapers.