We went to dinner with my sister and brother-in-law (BNL) last night. I’ve known for a while now that my sister is pregnant and I’m very excited because my kids will finally have cousins. We were on our way home from dinner and I was riding with them and my mom. Side note if you are ever in Atlanta and need to eat your full of southern food it’s worth the 1 hr ride north to The Smith House in Dahlonega. They have great food but I digress.
As we were talking my sister mentioned that she had an appointment the next day and my BNL started talking about double checking his schedule but he felt he could go. My sister told him: “It’s not a big deal I can go without you.” He responded that he wants to be there. He also didn’t let my sister go on a rafting trip last week. He’s been over protective according to my sister since he found out she was pregnant. I didn’t say anything in the car but I did immediately start writing this post. You see I realized for sure after listening to that conversation that my brother-in-law qualifies. He qualifies as a good guy and I think he will be a great dad. I’m very excited to have the addition of both the new baby and the knowledge that I have a brother who is taking care of my sister the way she deserves to be taken care of.
So I wonder how were you towards your wife while she was pregnant? Were you over protective? Did you worry? I know I spent my time worrying but I also felt the needed to be strong, a discussion my BNL had early on in their pregnancy when they had a little scare. I think it’s interesting how those thoughts and feelings are permanently cemented in my memory. How about you?