Yes, I know, it’s been too long since I’ve blogged. And truth be told, the Arena and patrons seem much like they always seem. We have the usual in-fighting which is more like sibling rivalry than deep anger. We have the drunken exploits. We have the innappropriate actions by randoms that walk in the door. We have employees that try to pay their tab in gum, employees that hook up with people, employees that fall and break things. Even employees that come in wearing their underware on the outside of their clothes…
None of this, which might surprise those of you that have never had the privledge (or nightmare) of working at a bar, surprises me or even seems that noteworthy. Perhaps I need to view these events with a fresh set of eyes.
What does strike me as a blog-worthy event is when one of our own has a baby. It is especially important when said parent has sworn up and down he was not cut out to be a Father. When DD has another child…not a big surprise as she has discussed wanting to have another (and who wouldn’t with a daughter as adorable as hers?)
Point being, this weekend…the weekend before Art Fair of all weekends, Gordon’s wife Megan gave birth to a beautiful baby boy!!! I won’t give you a picture or a name because I need permission from the parents and they are still recovering. But I will tell you, he was born perfect and beautiful. I will also tell you, for as much as Gordon lacks confidence that he will be a good Father, children are drawn to him and he will do just fine. None of us will be surprised, as all our kids like Gordon better than anyone else. But I think Gordon might be surprised…all it takes is love and the willingness to give up everything for that little person. And I am sure as soon as Gordon heard that first cry, saw that first yawn, and was told his baby boy was healthy, he knew in his heart he could do that and more.
So, if you’re around next week, stop in, slap him on the back, and have him tell you all about the Arena’s newest addition, a beautiful baby boy!
Congrats Gordon and Megan!!!!!