Monday, August 4, 2008

My Oldest Son

My son Audie Kick Back Dude was born 23 years ago. I went into labor around 5pm on the 3rd and even though he was my first, I recognized labor! His dad pretended it wasn't happening, puttering around, washing his car. Well there wasn't much he could do anyway. Around 10pm we decided it was time to go to the hospital. While I labored, WTG watched Saturday Night Live. Thats fine too, because I am not the type that wanted to be talked to or massaged or anything while in labor. Just leave me alone was my motto. Kick Back Dude slid easily into the world at 1:17 am on Sunday, August 4th. How clearly I remember the nurses laughingly calling, "See you next year!" as I was wheeled off to my room afterward. I was appalled! Of course, I did have another baby just 14 months later, so I guess they knew their stuff....
Kick Back Dude has been true to his name since the day he was born. He was a calm, peaceful baby. He started walking before he was 10 months old. As he grew he enjoyed school, although I can't claim he was a merit scholar. He just didn't care that much! Still, he is really my only child that reads consistantly just for the pleasure of it. We share that, and also an interest in independant films and new music.
I was surprised by his choice to start a family at such a young age. He had been first witness to the struggles that his father and I encountered by not being a bit more established before going down that path. And I do see he and his partner struggling. However, all in all, he is doing a magnificent job. He is one of the best fathers I have ever seen and very attentive to Princess Diva as well.
Here's to you, Kick Back Dude. I couldn't ask for a finer first born child. You made it all seem way too easy.Kick Back Dude sporting some crazy Jeebus hair!

5 comments:

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

He is a reason to live and breathe.. He sounds like a really stand up young man trying to make his mark in this world that can manage to shove all sorts of crap in his direction and still comes out shining.. congrats for being a great Mom and to him for being a great kid..Nicely done...

evil-e said...

he looks like a kick-back dude...happy birthday dude

AlienCG said...

Happy Birthday to your first-born child.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday, Kick Back Dude! You've got a very cool mother!

laura b. said...

Mrs.: Thank you so much! He is a really good kid.

Evil-E: He is :-) Thanks!

AlienCG: Thank you, Alien.

Tara: Aw! Thanks Tara!