Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A crappy father confesses

My 9 month-old is just on the cusp of getting interesting. That should make me pay attention to her. The truth is, for the first several months a baby is like a useless pet. They can't do anything that a kitten or a puppy or even a gerbil can't do. But now, at 9 months, she's giggling like a hyeana and making all kinds of faces. She is also - and this is important - starting to pay attention to me. I call her name and she looks at me and smiles. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.