An Update on (or from) the Baby

El Guapo in Carrier

It’s time for an update, I think. Cathy is doing well, and Eliot is now 3 days shy of turning six months old. Below is a letter from the precocious little guy. The original post, as well as all the other missives in the El Guapo series, can be found at my personal blog.

On another note, the Komen Race for the Cure is coming up here in Houston, and I want to exhort everyone to participate. You can register here. Now for the letter from Eliot, a.k.a. “El Guapo”:

Dearest Minions:

Of late, I have been occupying myself with rather frivolous pursuits. Call it a vacation, if you will. In any event, I have been directing my Parental Minions to serve me around the clock with various forms of entertainment. It is exhausting for them, but I know that they feel justly rewarded by the smile on my face, and so I do not feel guilty about placing such onerous demands upon them.

The photograph above is an example of one of our many activities. Note the embarrassingly goofy smile on my Paternal Minion’s face. The image shows us engaged in a hobby that I like to call “Inverted Puppeteering.” Although I am the one hanging like a marionette, it is I who am pulling all of the strings. I have become so skilled that I can now direct my Paternal Minion’s every move effortlessly via subconscious thought.

And just today, I granted my Paternal Minion the privilege of performing drunken acrobatic maneuvers while emitting childish noises. At the end of his shenanigan, I reciprocated by toppling over in a goofy fashion. I normally would not engage in such unbecoming behavior, but every once in a while one has to throw one’s minions a bone. It was worth it; you should have seen how ridiculously cute he was when he laughed! A pity the camera was on me and not him, though that is certainly as it should be. In any case, you can view the video by clicking here.

I wish all of you the best, and I exhort you to remain faithful to our great cause.

In Virtue and Splendor,

El Guapo

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About Olen Rambow

Teacher. Writer. Erstwhile applied physicist and mathematician.
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