Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thanks a lot, Stupid Chase Commercial

The other night I was playing on the computer in our office, and the LOML was sitting in our nursery, reading, and she asked me to play some music on iTunes (run-on sentence alert). So I started playing some songs I thought she’d like, and then put on (rolling eyes at myself) that Five for Fighting song “100 Years” (remember that Chase credit card commercial *, where the young couple starts dating, then has kids, then grows old together?). Well, I thought I’d go into the nursery to sing for her my best falsetto version of that song (one of my biggest daily goals, is to make my dear wife laugh).


A few weeks ago, someone gave us this really sweet little outfit (yes, I know DBT says not to refer to anything as an “outfit”), and so I started to pretend our little baby girl was here. So I put the little dress in the crib, and pretend to lift her out. And I’m singing that stupid “I’m 23, for a moment” in my high voice. And then I pretend like the dress is a little 3 or 4 year old, scampering in to the nursery to see us. And then I hold the dress up a little higher, and pretend she’s a teenager, or home from college, and the song is still playing in the background, and the LOML and I are having a good ole laugh. But then, just when I’m wrapping up my dramatic interpretation of that commercial, I actually start to get a little sentimental, and have to fight off crocodile tears at how sad its gonna be for my (UNBORN) child to grow up and leave us. ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!? I haven’t even met our precious little girl, and I’m already cheesing myself out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, I end up leaving the room, before the Mrs. can see I’ve gotten a little teary, but I admitted to her last night, how I’m a big fat cheese. I'm sure it's only gonna get worse, come January . . .

* While I was looking for that “100 Years” Chase commercial on youtube, I saw this one . . . GAHLEE, CAN WE PLEASE STOP PULLING MY FATHERLY HEART STRINGS?!?!?! Seriously, somebody get me a copy of “Butterfly Kisses” or something!!!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

MIMI said...

You made ME cry reading this! Welcome to the big ole sentimental cheese family. The "outfit" and crib are beautiful! The arrival of that little daughter of yours is going to be beyond any happiness you can imagine!

Zach said...

Here's a song that'll get you too. I got misty-eyed in my driveway one day after hearing this song.

It won't be like this for long

The Bridgers Duo said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe you posted that sweet and hilarious event for all the world to see! Alex the softie...and now everyone knows what goes on behind closed doors...
We love sweet Ruthie too and can't wait to see the great parents you'll BOTH be! (and already are!)

Z said...

What is this salty discharge?

Sarah Green said...

In the words of Rachel Zoe, "I die." Also, I was watching Gilmore Girls (don't ask) and I started to think about how I would feel when my girls started dating! Ugh! I get mad every time Rory kisses that goofball Dean.

MOMS said...

SO SWEET, ALEX!!!

Laurie said...

I'm so excited yall are having a girl! I've said it forever, you're gonna be the best "little girl dad!" Can't wait!

A said...

Thanks for the love, everybody!! I know, I'm going to be complete mush, but I can't wait to make her laugh and shake her head at how dad-like I am . . . /buys new pair of dockers