Shopkins and Virginity

I’ve referenced it in a few poems, but haven’t said it explicitly. My wife, Laura, is pregnant. She’s due Dec. 6. Instead of playing Beethoven or Mozart for baby Gavi, I’m playing this:

I heard it at daycare last week and was hooked from the opening snaps. Laura does a good impression of the cup of noodles.

I’m also reading to Gavi so she recognizes my voice. I’ve started with something light, reading to her about a different state’s history and geology while Laura is in the bath.

On another note, I’m not entirely sure we should trust Gavi when she starts walking. I mean,  how well can we really know her? Should we lock our bedroom doors?

Recent note from daycare:

Marshall Mifflin was trying to slyly ask other kids about virginity on the bus yesterday. Thankfully, nobody was listening to him, and I didn’t call attention to it because he stopped and that wasn’t something I wanted to discuss on the bus.


Journal Entry: December 19, 2018

Another good day!

Another good day. I took a nap and didn’t feel guilty about it. Laura is sick and with marathon training starting next week I’m really hoping I don’t catch it. After missing the half in September, I don’t want to think about missing any training. I stayed up later than usual last night. That’s usually a good indicator of how I’m feeling. I go to bed when I get tired, instead of looking at my watch and thinking about what I have going on tomorrow.

Run report: 2.95 miles at 10:05 pace