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Webelos camp and the proud but anxious father

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It is the eve before my son’s firstday at summer camp.   I get to drive him there and drop him off and drive away anxiously as he spends his week learning and playing with other scouts his age.  I think that I may be more concerned than he is.  As we were getting him ready, I made sure that he had his scouting 10 outdoor essentials, his webelos manual and some bacon jerky Incase he needed an extra snack. All I can think of is if he will be ok being at a strange camp by by himself (without a familiar grown up).  Then the paranoia set in followed by all the what ifs.  What if he wanders off and gets lost in the wilderness.  What if he comes across a bear.  What if there is a forest fire. There isn’t much more to write other than as every parent eventually does, I will have to let go and trust that my son can handle himself and take one more step closer to manhood by learning to be independent.  With a prayer and a hopeful heart I wish my best Bud a day filled with joy and learning at Camp.

 

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Let’s get ready to rumb….ahem….birth a baby!!!

July 1, 2013AM 8:56

Skip ahead to the good part. Delivery went smoothly, wife did great. Best of all, our new baby is enormous. 9lb 1oz. He’s got a set of lungs on him that rival the scream from the singer of an 80s glam metal band.

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The manlydad adventure continue…with diapers!!!

July 1, 2013 7:25AM

Doctors just scrubbed in and I am waiting to be brought in for the birth of little Dequan,Chuck,Rigoberto

July 1, 2013 7:02AM

It’s go time

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July 1, 2013 5:41AM

Bleary eyed and exhausted after less than 2 hours sleep we are checked in at the hospital. Almost ready to welcome little Cornelius, Kanye , Jethro into the world.

July 1, 2013 2:32AM

It’s either the excitement or insomnia. Regardless of what it is it sucks. I have to be up in 2 hours and have not slept a wink. 3 hours until we are due at the hospital and 5 hours until I meet my new son.

Here is my strategy for staying awake later this morning:

June 30th 2013 11:59PM

Here is the play by play blog of the birth of baby <insert first name here> Right now my wife is resting and getting ready for a scheduled c-section in the morning.  So far the doctor’s instructions are no more food after midnight.  The first thought that comes to mind is…”am I married to a mogwai?”

“And will she turn into a gremlin if I feed her after midnight.”

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