I thought I would use this blog site to announce that recently I have been diagnosed with a condition known as “Celiaism.” Perhaps I should have called each of you personally to break the news more gently, but then again if you have observed me lately you already knew. Celiaism is a disorder that takes an otherwise sane, healthy man in his early 40’s and renders him googly-eyed, weak-kneed and unable to say “no” without severe stuttering. They tell me it’s a genetic issue caused by being the father of an adorable, precocious, attention-grabbing three year-old girl who (ironically come to think of it) is named Celia. They also tell me remission can occur over time but usually only lasts until grandchildren arrive, where “Celiaism Relapse” is probable.
Anyway, as hard as I have tried to overcome my Celiaism, I struggle and fail. I pledged that I would treat all of my six children the same as I raised them, and I know they were all just as cute at this age. Yet there’s something about being over 40 and living in the same house with this chattering doll with curls that just makes it impossible to fight. So please don’t […]