The two and only

This thought occured to me first when we were still in the hospital with the boy. When I’d lean in close, I’d have to take off my glasses to have him be in focus. I did wonder that, to his newly-born brain, I might seem to be two people. But I don’t think he ever thought that. Heck, he even recognizes me with a face and head full of shaving cream.

My wife wore just her contacts – thus, not her glasses – around the boy for the first seven months of his life. I would joke that he might not recognize her with glasses. Exhibit A: Everyone in Metropolis and Clark Kent.

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2 Responses to “The two and only”


  1. 1 azcraigrr April 7, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Man, for a new dad you nailed this one! I used to think about this all the time. Eventually, I had to face the facts; you don’t have breasts, and at this point in life, glasses or no glasses, it just doesn’t matter! Dad’s are a mystery until they are like 12. Then after 13, they become a mystery again. Just enjoy the ride and take lots of pictures. Oh, and be there for them always WITH your wife. It’s a gift so few children get, and which they all deserve. God bless!

  2. 2 Erin April 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

    When my daughter was a baby, my husband was at sea most of the time and she was cared for at home by my sister, who looks very much like me. In addition to that, she has identical twin brothers, so I started to wonder if we were instilling the belief that all people looked the same. But now she notices subtle differences better than the rest of them.


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