As it is my nephew’s first birthday tomorrow, I wanted to share the letter that I wrote to my sister and brother-in-law last year before he was born! Liam has been such a blessing to our family. Congrats Char and Alex on surviving your first year as parents, and making it look easy!
Welcome to your last day of being just a husband and wife. Tomorrow, you will have far more important titles: Mom and Dad.
Tonight is the last night you will go to sleep and stay asleep for more than 3 hours at a time. After today, deciding to spend an entire Saturday sitting on the couch watching Dexter or Modern Family just won’t be realistic. This is the last day that you can wear a shirt for 30 minutes before it is painted with human throw up, feces, and other bodily fluids. After today, your kitchen floor will remain permanently crumb-filled and you won’t have the energy to clean it. Where a six-pack of beer sat in the fridge will now rest a stockpile of saved breast milk.
After today, your perspective will change. “Liam is coloring on the new sofa with permanent marker? Is he doing it quietly? Then…
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