Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wednesdays with Lou

Whiner Boy

Quite awhile ago I had discovered something with Dominic that surprised me. He started whining and quite often. I thought to myself how did he learn this? Brooke and I don't walk around our house whining so where would he have learned this oh so fun trait? Made me think if whining is something we're born with. His whining although at times annoying has been much more tolerable lately. This whole experience that Bella has gone through has really put being Dominic's Dad in perspective. No matter how many times he cries at night or how many fits he throws I'll gladly deal with it than have to go through what my niece, Rachel, has to deal with these days. I'm so proud of her for her outlook throughout this last week. I don't think I would be as strong if my little boy was laid up in the hospital going through the surgeries and treatments that Bella has been through. Whining has a whole new sound now and it's music to my ears...well maybe not great music but it's not awful.


When I was growing up before we ate our Thanksgiving meal we would go around the table and say what we're thankful for. With that in mind and being the eve before Thanksgiving I figure no other time would be more appropriate to list what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. I'll have to edit my list a bit or this blog post would be ridiculously long as I am very blessed with a fortunate life.

I am thankful I have a job and can provide for my Family, for the roof over our heads, for my Parents, for the delicious Thanksgiving meal prepared by my Mother-in-Law, Wife, and Oma, for my Siblings, for my In-Laws, for the Buckeyes going to the Rose Bowl and beating Michigan, for my Friends, for Bella's latest prognosis and positive outlook, for my I-Phone, for my health & my Families health, and most importantly I am thankful for my beautiful Wife Brooke and Son Dominic. Without them in my life I would be lost.


I had said last week that if Brady Quinn didn't do well against an equally sub-par team like the Lions then he was most likely not the Browns QB of the future. Quinn was 21 of 33 for 304 yards and 4 TD passes with a QB rating of 133.1. To put Quinn's 4 TD's in perspective the Browns through their first 9 games scored only 5 Offensive TD's. In one game he nearly matched the total Offensive output for 9 games! His performance tells me if the Browns can put together a good team around him that Quinn can probably lead the Browns and be the QB we all need him to be. We're likely going to get a high first round draft pick and I hope we use it wisely. We still need to get rid of Mangini though. My hopes for the rest of this season are to be competitive but not necessarily win unless it means ruining another teams chances of making the playoffs.


Nicolasa said...

Interesting to think about the whining and where he might have picked that up from. I never thought about that before. Like you said, it is music to our ears, compared to what some people are dealing with right now.

Happy Thanksgiving!