Miss(ed) Manners

August 16, 2007

I’m an Uncle!!! (and Psychic)

Filed under: Uncle Dave! — missedmanners @ 10:14 am

Last night after I got out of the gym, I had a funny feeling. It was a little stronger than the usual feeling of smug confidence that I’ve normally got going on, it was like this weird bunch of white noise in the back of my head. I grabbed my phone and dialed my brother’s cell number. After a few rings he picked up and said,

“What do you want? I’m having a baby.”

😀 😀 😀

At 6:30pm last night Elizabeth Anne Conkling was born and granted lifetime membership to the semi-exclusive club of my family. Look at that face!


I was smiling all night and all morning, and not the usual smirk I get when I’ve done something that I wasn’t supposed to. It was an actual smile, a real genuine happy smile.

I can’t wait to meet her.

YAY Jon, ya done good big bro. Real good.

PT: Maybe I should change Friday’s columns to Ask Uncle Dave!



  1. Congratulations! She’s adorable – and I assume from the photo, quite warm. I’ve been Aunt LaLa for almost 7 years now and it just doesn’t get old. Not only do you have this new little mind to nurture/play with/be amused by, but you have a whole new way to relate to (ie, mess with) your brother. It’s a win-win.

    Comment by LaLa — August 16, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  2. congrat’s uncle dave.

    I adore being an uncle… Far better than being a Daddy. I can hand the little bundle of joy back to my brother and wait until they can speak english and go to the WC alone. And best yet – I have an heir without the terrible two’s and those teen year’s anguish.

    Comment by Wowzer — August 17, 2007 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

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