Queue “Christmas Vacation” Theme Song

Actually, I started my Christmas Vacation last week. Nevermind the fact that I’ve worked around the house and been on the run the last 7 days, I have been off work and getting paid for it. Finally I had to lay down the law to my wife and say, “Look here, woman, starting Saturday, I will not be running the streets to do errands nor working around the house. I plan on vegetating from here until at least January 2nd.” Then I stomped a foot and slammed a fist into my other hand to drive home my point. The fact that I’m still here to tell you this is proof enough that she accepted my claim to going into a holiday coma for the remainder of my vacation.

Thursday of this passed week I referred to above, we finally went to her doctor for the Big Ultrasound. She’s had a couple of others, being in her “high risk” state and whatnot, but this was “the big one.” You know, the one where you find out the sex of the baby – or they at least attempt to, assuming it cooperates. Well, this one didn’t want to cooperate all that much. I know we sat in that room for what seemed to be 45 minutes while the nurse poked and prodded and shook my wife’s gut to try and get the baby positioned right. The nurse did comment on it just laying around and being lazy, to which my comment of, “Hey, maybe if it had a Kindle in there it’d be just like you, honey,” didn’t go over with the laughs I thought it would.

Well, my son thought it was funny, so it wasn’t a complete waste.

Finally, toward the last 10 minutes or so, the nurse had my wife laying on her side and she was able to get up under and beneath the legs of the baby. It’s definitely a boy. My wife even acted surprised with her comment of, “My God, it’s bigger than he is! He must take after my side of the family.”

Yea, that got laughs, but not my Kindle joke.

Just to make sure it wasn’t obvious enough, the nurse (I know that’s probably not her correct title, probably something like Imaging Specialist or something), took a picture, drew an arrow and wrote It’s A Boy! on it. You’d think this would be enough, but the first thing my mom said after looking at it was, “So is it a boy or a girl?”


Well, that’s not a finger it’s pointing at you, so don’t get your eye poked out, friends. So immediately after leaving the doctor, my wife and mother-in-law hopped in the car and took off to go shopping! It was at that point I thought about canceling my vacation and going back to work because I don’t want to be broke by the time January rolls around from all the baby clothes we’re going to be swimming in. Thankfully, my wife IS a bargain shopper. She just seems to find way too many bargains.

Aside from that, I’ve been enjoying my PS4, of which I’m dedicated to finishing every single game I buy on this console. To date, that counts Lego Marvel Superheros. We’ve played that sucker for about 52 hours and have only gotten a 62% completion rating on it. We finished the story mode pretty fast, it’s actually short. It’s all the collecting and finding all the secret bricks and mini kits that takes up your time. Then, of course, my boy has to tell me that they’ve already released 2 DLC packs for it. We bought those as soon as he uttered the words. Other then that, I’m pretty much just hanging out and relaxing. I’m looking forward to the remainder of my time off before having to head back to the daily grind.

Oh, there is one last thing I’ve been working on. I’m a little iffy about mentioning it, but here goes: I’ve been crafting a New Years Resolution list. There, I said it, ppphhfffff, my mouth feels all dirty and violated now. But yes, I’m soon to be the father of a 2nd child and will be hitting the big 3-8 in February, so I think I’m going to have to invest some time into this thing. Lord have mercy.

How’s your holiday going so far?


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