Friday, January 9, 2009

There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit - and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.

Today the Accounts Payable unit hosted a baby shower for their man, Lance, and his new son, Lance. 
I asked my daughters with babies what to give him and they came through.  They suggested a Daddy Diaper Duty kit – with clothes/nose pin, goggles, rubber gloves, etc in either a (diaper) pail, tool belt or daddy apron.


I toned it down a little.  I bought rubber gloves and Joseph donated face / dust masks.  No goggles or clothes pin.  I found a blue laundry soap bucket and labeled it Daddy Diaper Duty.  Put in diapers, balm, and wipes with the gloves and masks amongst tissue. 


I dropped by the shower, put my gift at the gift table, oohed and ahhed at baby Lance – beautiful boy beautifully and peacefully asleep – grabbed some cookies and went back to work.


Several returning co-workers told me that my gift was the hit of the shower.  Lance put on a mask and wore it most of the time, not always on his face, but on his head and/or around his neck.  Anyway, they got a kick out of it.


Lance came, told me that he was "happily mad" at me and then he gave me a hug. 


Thanks, girls!

1 comment:

  1. That is a great idea. I just happen to be going to a baby shower next week and it's the couple's first child. This will work very well! Thanks.