It is really interesting how a baby changes a man. Especially a girl.
We all know that when a man has a son, there is alot of caveman-like interaction. Boys are born to make noises, crash into things and take death-defying leaps off anything they can climb. Girls are treated as if made of the most delicate china. That's quite funny considering Isabella will climb onto anything she can reach, then precariously teeter on the edge of it before flinging herself downward.
Back to how a baby changes a man. Especially a girl.
Heath has always been "one of the guys". You know the type. Loves beer, Maxim magazine, Hugh Hefner and talking about the conquers of long past. A large reason he's still this way is because all of his friends, except one, is married. And even that friend doesn't act married most of the time.
When we found out we were having a girl, Heath began to change. The first time I noticed was when we were driving down the highway and a convertible full of pretty teen girls drives by. Know what he says? "Those girls better put on coats or they're going to freeze to death". I couldn't stop laughing about that for days.
Then Isabella made a friend at Little Gym named Mitchell. She and Mitchell just love playing together. They are alot alike except, of course, he's a BOY. Heath has made it very clear he'll be "keeping an eye on that boy". Mitchell is 20 months old!
The other day, I saw the video for BlackEyed Peas called "My Hump". I saved it for Heath because it is such a strange song and will be played in every Hooters from now on.
We're watching it, then notice Isabella starts to imitate the dance moves. I thought it was hilarious and adorable. Heath was mortified! Then he pointed out to me that if I flash forward 13 years, that could be our daughter trying out for drill team. Needless to say, that video was erased from DVR and Isabella is forbidden to watch any more MTV with mommy.
With Isabella only a year and a half old, she's got the rest of her life to give her Daddy mini-strokes and heartbreaks. As he likes to quote Chris Rock, his main goal as her dad is to just keep her off the pole.