Senior citizens rule!

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Window at the Gardens

During Scott’s time off after Devin arrived, we went on a family outing to the mall. We proudly wheeled our very-cute kid around as every other parent does. The parents we used to see when we were walking around as non-parents. We’d spy their kids in their strollers and say things like, “What a cutie!” or “Oh, such a sweet baby,” or “That’s a great baby.” Mostly to ourselves, but with obvious cues to the mums and dads that we were ooohing and aaahing over their children.

After we wrapped up our tour beneath the fluorescent lights, we headed back to the car. That’s when he remarked, “No one was paying attention to our baby.” It was true. After all the adoration we’d give the countless parents we’d encountered over the past ten years, where was our love? And how could a person deny my little son the kudos he so deserved? He’s incredibly cute, damnit!

Well, today I hit the motherlode. Frederik Meijer Gardens just happens to be staffed by a lot of retirees. And these wonderful people, bless ’em, just loved Devin. He got all sorts of comments and ooohs and aaahs of his very own. Gotta love those senior citizens. As for the rest of ya — nah, nah, nah, nah, nah!

3 thoughts on “Senior citizens rule!”

  1. Hi Guys!
    I’m so glad to hear that all are doing so swimmingly!! I’m so happy for you. We have The Hammer proudly posted on the fridge, awaiting curious comments from family on Turkey Day. He is sooooo adorable. Tim looked at the card and said “Lori really is a great photographer.” I gotta agree.

    So sorry to hear about Pete. I just tuned in to the dueling websites after some hiatus time as I was becoming obsessed with creating a totally hip and cute site of my own (the problem being I don’t have much hip or cute stuff to put on a web site). Its so hard, but at least he’s safe and will be well taken care of until the right fit comes along. Pete rocks!

  2. I too have the Dev on my fridge. Todd and I were both equally impressed by the card! oh, um…he’s soooooo cute!!!! (is that better?)

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