You know you’re a DaddyNoob when… “You say; can I fill the car with gas with BabyNoob in it?”
If you want to read a previous “You know you’re a DaddyNoob when” go on over here. You can laugh at my expense.
I wanted to get back to the reason I started blogging and that was sharing my ridiculous noob stories with you, the world wide web. My loving and oh so caring wife reminded me of this post. She waited awhile to tell me about it, because she felt bad for how stupid I looked saying it. When she told me the other night, I instantly began reliving the moment over… Let me explain;
It was day six of Fajahood for me. The day earlier we had finally got BabyNoob home from the hospital after being in the NICU Unit, which is another story you can read here. It was our first day home with BabyNoob and man was it a doozy. That Thursday was filled with; two doctor appointments (Prenatal Doctor & Health Nurse), a pointless visit to the Fire Hall (for his carseat, don’t ask), back home for more baby supplies, grabbed some greasy drive thru, back to emergency at the hospital (because a noob doctor), then over to the inlaws for Thanksgiving with the whole fam. It was an insane and overwhelming first day with our newborn son.
During this whirlwind of appointments and rushing around, my gas gauge indicated the urgent need for fuel. As I have shared before, I am terrible at noticing the obvious lack of fuel while driving. Thankfully, I quickly found refuge at the nearby PetroCanada as I pulled into the gas stall with immediate ease of mind. As I put the car in park, I turned to my wife, who was sitting in the backseat with BabyNoob and uttered those remarkable noob words; “can I fill the car with gas while the baby is in it?” The puzzled and disturbed look on MommyNoob’s face will forever be etched into my mind. It was one of those faces that scream; “Are you really that stupid?”
I could tell she was seriously concerned for me at that moment, and probably equally worried about my ability to survive fatherhood. Her look was all any normal person would need to answer my ridiculous question, but I am far from a normal person. I tried to qualify my statement with additional nonsense, but I already knew how crazy I sounded. Imagine taking your baby out of the car in minus thirty weather (which is the norm in Canadian winters) to hold him while I filled the car with potentially dangerous petroleum. I shook my head I as exited the car and laughed under my breath at how over protective I sounded. I pledged that I was not going to become one of those parents that are motivated by silly fears. Or at least I hope I am not… Ha.
There you have it, about six weeks ago, I surprised myself and my wife about my daddy noob nature. What can I say, maybe I am a…
Noob for life.