Even though I’m the only one who knew it, today became Kensington Duck day at my office. After I welcomed to Earth, our boy Duck’s little gal Kensington, the LFG memories began to pour in and let me tell you-I reveled in the downpour. So Duck, here are some of my favorite memories. Here’s also hoping that you’ll share with us the creation of your own.
Kensington will teach you Duck, that even though she is tiny and fragile-you won't break her if you handle the little bundle with love and attention. I was a bit tentative-probably because I was concerned that she might pee on my Flusser seersucker rig. The golden shower thang never intrigued me.
Kensington will be interested in Southern heritage but you'll need to monitor it Brother Duck. LFG began to manifest White Power-White Supremacy behaviors within the first sixty days-as evidenced by her fist pump here. We had an intervention and she's good now.
Kensington will have more cute outfits than she'll ever be able to wear. You'll get good at changing her. I bet she'll average four cute outfits a day. It's never too soon to start turning collars UP!!!!
Kensington will make certain that Halloween is a blast....for many years to come.
Kensington-like LFG-will always be glad to see you...even after shooting 120 at Ponte Vedra. I always shot an additional 20 when playing with my mother in law. And I loved her.
Kensington will learn to say "ocean" quickly because it's easy to pronounce.
Kensington will open your heart to love other babies. Including little girls who are adopted by your business partner!
Kensington will have wealthier family members-thank God-who will buy her cute little outfits like this one. Pink flannel coat and tam from Dior in Paris...Pink with Brown Piping. It still cracks me up.
Kensington will demonstrate to you firsthand that little people prolong the lives of older folks. LFG is sitting with her buddy and surrogate grandfather "Po-Po" Baker. Clue for you in this picture Duck...LFG's diaper couldn't be fuller! Baker landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day plus one. Can you imagine how that shaped his life? I'll be posting on him later.
Kensington will insist that you eat her cooking. Scrambled eggs with eggshell zest. And guess what-you'll eat it and like it-every crunchy damned bite of it!
Kensington will want monograms just like daddy. That is if you are a man of no consequence-like LFG's dad!
And finally Duck, as Cecilia Mc. shared in her comments... This journey is gonna terrify you from time to time. There will be petit mal heartbreaks and transitions that you just have to grind through. LFG's graduation was one of the early transitions that just ripped me up. You'll get good at it though-because nowadays they have "Graduation" every freaking year.