Hi brand new grand niece. You don’t even have a name. You’re Baby X! I thought I’d write and say hello.
I’m Uncle Geoff. I’d like to be thought of as the funny or even silly uncle. If you consider me young for my chronological age, that’s good too.
“He used to be on TV,” your parents will say.
Things were a little hectic this morning. You came out of a perfectly comfortable womb into a room full of people, monitors, noise… overwhelming. Things will calm down. It’s all good.
I already have three photos of you. You were born alert, eyes open. You are very pretty.
Your life will be archived and immortalized. We’ve finally figured out how to make taking and storing video easy.
I don’t remember what it was like to be an infant. You will have many more reminders. Good? Bad? I don’t know.
Your parents are cool. I knew them before they were married, your mom since birth.
Alas, they view the world from a different perspective. You are breakable. They will be conservative. It will take a very long time before you understand that.
You are their trophy baby. Get used to it.
I know they love you and sight unseen did everything in their power to get you here. You will be well cared for.
You are very lucky to have grandparents and even great grandparents nearby. Cousins too! Don’t feel obliged to kiss back yet. Keep it in your arsenal.
The California Foxes are very excited and want to see you as soon as we can. Could you drive over?