I know that I’m in a bit of a topical rut this week, but bear with me and soon I’ll be back to talking about work and chocolate and vacations.

Today I told my Dad the adoption plan.

He hasn’t heard word one about any hopes or plans for a baby until now. This journal must make it seem like this isn’t so, but we’ve been terribly private about the whole thing. Writing about it here helps me keep the desire to discuss in check.

It wasn’t that I thought my Dad would be negative. But I did wonder if he would… pause. He’s terribly conservative, an original old-fashioned guy. And he has been known to get angry at entire countries. I wasn’t sure where China stood.

But when I told him he was just purely excited. He’s tickled to be a grandpa, tickled that it will be a girl, tickled that it will be a Chinese girl. And he earned a spot in heaven by never asking, or even hinting at, whether or not we had first tried to conceive. He took the position that anyone with any sense would love to adopt a baby from China.

Three cheers for my resplendent Dad, who will get to pick any grandfatherly name his heart desires. I like Poppy, but wouldn’t be surprised if he opts for Whiskey Jim.

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12 responses to this post.

  1. This is awesome. babies are fabulous!
    and yay for dads being good peoples and excited grandpappies!

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  2. This is awesome. babies are fabulous!
    and yay for dads being good peoples and excited grandpappies!

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  3. This is awesome. babies are fabulous!
    and yay for dads being good peoples and excited grandpappies!

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  4. I wish my kids had a grandfather named Whiskey Jim. I’m so happy he’s supportive!

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  5. I wish my kids had a grandfather named Whiskey Jim. I’m so happy he’s supportive!

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  6. I wish my kids had a grandfather named Whiskey Jim. I’m so happy he’s supportive!

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  7. That’s a good daddy you got there. No wonder you turned out so well.

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  8. That’s a good daddy you got there. No wonder you turned out so well.

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  9. That’s a good daddy you got there. No wonder you turned out so well.

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  10. Three cheers for Whiskey Jim! And no matter what that young one calls him, that’s going to be my name for him.

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  11. Three cheers for Whiskey Jim! And no matter what that young one calls him, that’s going to be my name for him.

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  12. Three cheers for Whiskey Jim! And no matter what that young one calls him, that’s going to be my name for him.

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