We're also really excited about Patrick having a cousin that's so close to his age, especially since Katie and Brandon live relatively close (although, not close enough if you ask me. There are still a few houses for sale in our neighborhood guys...I'm just sayin'). The Beans told the family the great news at Easter dinner, which, you may remember, was at our house this year. Towards the end of dinner Patrick needed a diaper change and Katie and Brandon volunteered to do the deed. We, of course, didn't turn down the offer and did our best to conceal our glee. They were taking a little while to change the diaper but we knew Patrick can sometimes be very wiggly during that process so we didn't think much of it. But when they brought him back downstairs he was wearing a new onesie
World's Best Cousin
Last week when Katie and Brandon found out they were having a girl they called with the news and told us that Patrick needs to start brushing up on his Big Brothering skills since Baby Bean won't have an older brother. Something tells me between Brandon as a Dad and all of Baby Bean's uncles and Grandpas, she'll be covered. But, I told them I'd see what I could do to start instilling the "chivalrous" trait in Patrick now. I Googled "how to make a baby chivalrous." Sadly, my efforts were fruitless - thanks for nothin' Internet! So like any good father and future uncle, I'm improvising based on what my idea of chivalrous is. Sadly, they don't make real swords for babies and apparently dragons don't actually exist despite the myriad books I read on the subject when I was little. So instead I started Patrick on a strict regimen of lifting all his heaviest toys and carrying them around the room. And he's chasing Roxy all over the place now, which should help with his speed. I'd also like to teach him to say "my lady" with an English accent. By the time Baby Bean is born, Patrick will be a mean, lean, Big Brother machine - or a happy, chubby, cousin playmate that keeps calling everyone "my lady"...but whatever.
World's Most Chivalrous Cousin
Congratulations to Katie and Brandon again. We're very very excited for you guys and can't wait to meet your daughter. And best of all, it's just in time for Christmas so we get to buy her all kinds of great stuff!