Thursday, November 13, 2008

Real Men Love Pink

I have a baby boy. He's just over two months now and what a blessing he is. My oldest, a girl, had colic and cried non-stop. When I say non-stop, I mean NON-STOP. It was horrible. I think I only survived because I didn't know any better. In comparison, my second (also a girl) was an angel. At least I thought so until now. Now I have this brand new baby and my, oh my. He's the happiest baby I ever did see. Of course he cries. Of course he had nights he doesn't sleep. Of course he had times when he's fussy and just won't settle down. Mostly though, I'm able to comfort him and meet his needs. 

He's been smiling for a while, but lately he coos too. It's my very favorite thing. The cooing, the smiles, the way his face lights  up. There is joy here, just all of us watching him. 

He takes a binky, which my girls never did. We have a couple blue ones, a green one, a yellow one. But the one he loves most is pink. Bright pink with a purple handle. It was one of his sister's before him; it was never used, until now. He, however, chomps away at it, his legs kicking and his arms flailing like he's leading a choir. Someday soon, the binky will wear out. I can't find any just like it in stores. Someday too, he'll look at a baby photo and be horrified, I'm sure, that I let him have a pink binky. Oh well. Someday when he has a colicky baby of his own he'll understand. In the meantime I'll tell him that real men love pink.


Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Just photo shop it to blue. Problem solved. I miss him. And you.

Whitney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you don't mind if I pop by yours! There is nothing wrong with a pink binky. NOTHING. I'm currently in the process of convincing my hubs that bird print fabric can be for a little boy and that's even blue. So good on you for not being fussy about it. And if you think it'll cause major trauma in the teenager years, just photoshop that binky blue!

Damama T said...

Why haven't I been over here commenting? I read your posts when the RSS feeder sends them to me, but for some reason I don't make it over here. HOW RUDE!

I love that you aren't all gender-biased about the pink binky! I, too, believe that real men can wear, drive, and/or suck on anything they darn well please! LOL!

Gonna go catch up commenting on everything else that's been going on here. xoxoxo