Monday, March 15, 2010

Ode to My Nephew

I'm sure that by many cultural standards, my baby nephew is in fact, not the cutest baby in the whole world. In fact, I'm sure that every single other new parent in the world disagrees with me.

I say to hell with them! My nephew is SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every time I check my e-mail I am slightly let down when there is nothing new from my brother. When I see an e-mail from him or my sister in law with an attachment I generally squee, shriek, bounce in my chair or all three. I try to restrain myself to just a bounce at work but I am not always successful. Thankfully, most of my coworkers have children and understand the baby mania. See, I have no desire to actually have a munchkin myself but they are SO CUTE to look at and play with! 

Missing my family is hard. Jakob can't exactly talk on the phone with me yet. In fact, he's yet to even meet me, except half asleep on Skype. Usually I don't miss the US too badly but having my very first nephew and not getting to meet him is hard!  I've decided to share (with permission of my brother) some of my favorite nephew worshiping pics.
To be fair, you can't actually see much of Jakob in this one but this one of my favorite pictures of all time. I forgot where I read it but a blogger was recently bemoaning the lack of cool towels like this for adults. I COMPLETELY AGREE. I would so buy a towel like that if it came in my size.

 Need I say more??? How cute is he?!

This is the background on my work computer desktop. It has led to much cooing from my students and co-workers and I must say, I enjoy a good mutual coo fest.

See, obviously Jakob is the cutest baby in the whole wide world. Those of you who think otherwise may leave. :-D


Josh said...

He IS in fact the cutest baby EVER!!!!! And as far as towels are concerned, I think that we have a doggy-hooded one that might be almost big enough for you!

We miss you too sis!

eraponte said...

Considering that a towel is the most useful item in the universe (*see quote below), I would get one similar to his as well...

"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to- hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with."

Alex said...

I LOVE THAT BOOK!!!!!! (and that quote)

FredL. said...

In the picture with the blue hat, he looks like his grandmother.

Alex said...

...only cuter.

Josh said...

LOL! ALWAYS cuter than all others!