Wednesday, 27 May 2009
I'm a slave to Ava
Still getting over yesterday's events. (Hope you enjoyed the Twitter feed - the Indie picked up on it.)
Nothing really prepares you for the birth of your first child. For the last nine months, I'd heard the same thing from every parent - it's life changing, it's life affirming (and from the Dad's a line spoken with a wearily knowing - even sadistic - tone - "Mate, you're life will NEVER be the same again. Get your sleep in NOW!")
But when I held little Ave Grace in my arms, I got it.
I, like any other man, have put myself first for the vast majority of my life. This changed when I met Roz but there was still an element of me, me, me.
But as soon as I looked into those little blue eyes, that selfishness disappeared like sunlight heralding the end of a long dark night.
My two ladies come before everything now.
I am just a nappy-changing, bottom-wiping, cash-dispensing slave.
And I'm loving every minute of it.