If We Were Having Coffee…(4/1/16)

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about about my incredible 18-month-old son and how he likes to call mommy and daddy’s coffee “hot-hot.”  I’d tell you how, when I get home from work in the morning, he squeals “Dadoo!” at me when I walk in his room to scoop him up.  We head out and let mom, my incredible wife, continue to catch a few more Zzz’s, while we make breakfast, which, here lately, has been French toast.  The smell of cinnamon, fresh coffee, and his sticky, syrupy fingers fill the kitchen and dining area as we listen to some music on Pandora and talk about whether or not he slept well and about what we’ve got on the agenda for the day.  Our chats always lead to laughter, whether it be from some new quirk he’s come up with or from classical lines that have become commonplace in our conversations and musings.   Afterwards, we whip up some more toast and take momma her breakfast in bed.  I’d tell you that this slice of my day, this routine, and the incredible bonding moments surrounding it, fills my life with such richness, love, and complete and utter joy that it is near incomprehensible.  The love of this father for his child extends to the furthest depths of human imagination.

If we were having coffee, that’s what I’d tell you.  What would you tell me?

13 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee…(4/1/16)

  1. I would tell you that I have a new 2 week old grandson. Reading your post reminds me of how happy my son and daughter are over their first child. My son said he almost cried every time he looks at his baby because of the joy. You are both going to be awesome parents!!

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  2. That’s awesome, Brandon…just awesome. If we were having coffee I’d affirm that you are a great dad and that the love you’re showing your son now will guide and comfort him his entire life. I would then share similar morning stories of when my youngest boy was the same age (my boys were adopted – they were 4, 3, and 17 months when they came home). He’s 7 now, but it still seems like yesterday. He’d wake up with a huge smile on his face and pat his belly numerous times. Not sure if he did this because he was hungry or he just knew it always made me laugh. He’d usually follow up those pats with a big fart or two. That was such a fun age. Keep enjoying those moments, man!

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    • Thanks so much Ernie; and thank you a million times more for sharing and making me laugh! Our kiddo finds it quite hilarious to fart, as well, and I swear we can look at him and tell when he is consciously TRYING to do it, just for the laugh!

      That’s incredible that you opened your home and adopted; based on what I’ve learned about you thus far, those are some seriously lucky kids! 😀

      Enjoying every moment is certainly key and it’s truly sad to realize that these are but fleeting moments in our lives. Time does fly by and I know that, one day, he will be all grown and I’ll find myself wishing for those moments back…even the not-so-fun ones! Thanks again, man!

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  3. What a beautiful way to start the day! I want to come have coffee with you! 🙂

    Honestly, depending on the day, I’d either tell you about how my kiddo loves his baby brother (his dad just had an adorable lil baby) and is so good with him … or I’d tell you how infuriating he can be when he gets in trouble in middle school for playing video games on the school computer during class. 😡 Tweens are tough! But he’s still my snugglebug at almost 12, so I’ll focus on the good, right?

    Have a terrific morning with your awesome family!

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    • Thank you so much for sharing! That’s amazing to hear about your son and his baby brother. While we are undecided about whether we will have any more children, I certainly hope, and believe, that our son will be just as amazing with a sibling. Also, he is definitely a momma’s boy and I’m sure he’ll continue snuggling her indefinitely…lol.

      Focusing on the good is certainly key. We say all the time that one single joyful moment with our son has the power to wipe away a million bad ones. He has the ability to drive us right up to the edge of our sanity (lol!) and then pull us right back in with the right smile, word, or perfectly timed fart! 😀 Thanks, again, and have an awesome day!

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  4. Wonderful post, it was beautifully written.

    If we were having coffee I would tell you how excited I am to meet this baby growing inside of me and to see my son become a big brother. It’s such an exciting and pivotal time for us as a family. I am looking fwd to going on my 5 (maybe 6) months of maternity leave soon so that I can truly enjoy my babies and get another taste of what early retirement feels like.

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  5. Great post.

    If we had coffee, I’d tell you how my daughter went from not talking to talking a lot both in our native language and in English. Sometimes, we have to decipher and carefully listen to what she says because she uses both language in the same sentence. We learned to watch her gestures because seeing her gestures while she’s talking helps us understand what she is trying to say.

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    • Thank you so much Lan! That’s so incredible to hear that your daughter is already bilingual with the ability to interweave the two languages together. I recently had the opportunity to work with a couple travel nurses here who were from the Philippines. They would speak your native language with each other (and even made a failed attempt to teach me a few words..lol) and I must admit, while I obviously had no idea what they were saying, your language is beautiful.

      Also, I understand what you mean about watching gestures with her. Our son communicates extremely well with an extensive vocabulary for his age but, every now and then, if he’s attempting something new, his gestures definitely improve the understanding of what he is trying to communicate.

      Sometimes, as I watch our son develop, I find myself feeling like Charles Darwin must have felt as he documented his observations of his own children’s development. 🙂


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