Today was Adeline's second birthday. So much has happened since that sleepy morning when I was awakened by a phone call from my wife, at her OB's office at the time, two years ago:
Sean - "mrmph. . . hello?"
April - "I think you're going to be a father today."
Sean - "Well, good morning to you, too!"
There needs to be a HTML end tag for /digression. . . Today we took Addie to play at a Chick-fil-A rumpus area. She climbed and mazed until the point of exhaustion. Then we took her home and gave her a cake. She was very excited about this until we put it aflame and accompanied this sick ritual with some kind of song. Come to think about it, the birthday tradition is a bit macabre.
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