Some Days Are Days You Discover Your First Dad Blog Post Was Hilariously Innocent

06/01/2012 By Shawn Burns

I was reading through my old Livejournal account today as I tried to figure out how long I’d been blogging (almost 6 years, it turns out). I realized that I started that blog after I’d found out we were going to have Erin, and my third post (after one that said “I started a Livejournal account. Yay.” and another that was about not being able to sleep) was actually a dad-blog post.

At the time of writing, there was only one person in the world who was reading my posts, and that was Mr. Topp, of Mr. Topp and the Big Bad Blog, an old friend from high school and the reason I was on Livejournal at all.

I had no idea what I was getting into.

Erin's First Six Months (Selection) 009

“I’ll be there soon, guys.”

Enjoy especially the hilarity at the end.


Baby arrives April 21st. <——————–(Despite this looking like an afterthought, it’s actually very very very very very very very exciting. I just have no way to express how exciting it is, so I announce it as blandly as possible). Emily and I are still arguing about names. I tell her that she’ll be out on painkillers and I’ll name the baby anything I damn well please; she tells me I’m not going to be allowed in the room and she’ll name the baby anything she damn well pleases.

I’m in the middle of grading papers for the first time in my life. It’s about what I expected, but it’s taking a lot more time than I thought it would. I’ve had to put my other classes on hold for a couple of days.

We sign escrow docs on Friday for our house. Then we wait, and wait, and wait, for remodeling to be finished (adding a master bath, kicking out a wall to make the master bedroom bigger, and also adding a dining room, air conditioning, and some kind of flooring that’s not carpet.)

I am thinking of linking this journal to MySpace, since old friends have been tracking me down using that ubiquitous little piece of technology.

Linking the what to the who-space? Ubiqui-wha?

Oh 2006 Shawn. You had no idea, at all, what was about to happen to you or the world.