I sent an email to a friend of mine, a former faculty member. Instead of addressing my email to him, I decided to address it to his two-month old daughter. Here is my original email to her and her reply!
I just wanted to check in with you to see how your first 2 months with your Mom and Dad have been. I'll bet you are exploring everything in sight. I'm always talking to little ones whenever they are in the lobby at Dad's old school. You're kinda neat people, fun to be with.
If you are here over the holidays, Genie, make sure you stop by to see Chris and me. Maybe we can have a bottle together.
In a sure sign that my Mom and Dad are never supposed to sleep again, I started teething at 9 weeks old. I just felt like they were getting kind of soft, getting more than 4 hours sleep a night and all, and it was time to step up their training as my puppets. So, now I am wicked angry all the time because I have a tooth breaking through the gum-flesh on my lower lip.
That said, I keep Mom and Dad happy with some serious cuteness and smiles and flirty eyes whenever I am well-rested and full of milk. That keeps them going though the poopy blow-outs and teething madness that I bring to the table. They tell me I am pretty amazing when I throw a big smile their way, so I do it from time to time, just so they don't go totally insane.
I have heard them talk about a new download of pics to be emailed out to people in celebration of my third month of life (that's today!!) so I'll bet you will get a fun email sometime soon, with me making flirty eyes right at you big guy.
Anyway, gotta go because I have not eaten in 15 minutes. I hope that everything is great with you and your family.
Your new friend,