Tuesday, December 7, 2010
THE A. KITCHING FAMILY
Aidan calls me! At least once a week, if not more. I absolutely love hearing about his work, and all of his interests. He is an interesting person! He reminds me of my dad and my grandfather in that. For example, Aidan reads. All manner of things. When he was in Iraq he asked me to send him Walden, for example. (If I were in Iraq, I think I'd be reading trashy escapism stuff.) He is also an artist, and he does artwork on the side. And, he is still playing sports - maybe more than he did when he was a little boy. He was more hesitant then, I think. He played football this fall, and he plays hockey and lacrosse. Anyway, Aidan is just a wonderful person.
He and Susan became parents again on Sunday! Patrick Jonathan entered the world by c-section on Sunday morning. Here's his photo. (Looks just like a new baby, doesn't he?) Up until now, at least, Patrick's nickname has been Peej", which I think is cute as can be. We'll see if that one sticks, outside the womb. I had advocated for the Irish spelling of Patrick (Padraic), but (maybe because he was relieved we didn't use the Irish spelling of Aidan Aodhan) they opted for the more American version. I do hold out hope he might do the jig someday, though.