February 1976 – Sincerely Sire Newsletter
THE GREAT STUPID QUESTION
I'm sorry I'm a little late with this newsletter, but I have been busy.
My daughter has been born and she is a beauty. She entered life at
6:46am Friday, January 30, 1976. Weight 7lbs 14oz. I haven't had time
to write this newsletter because Scarlett has kept me up all night almost
every night. I am an extremely light sleeper and whenever she burps I
leap from my bed to see if she's ok. The first night we brought her home
was quite an experience. We used 15 disposable diapers, 17 regular
diapers (just for wiping stuff up), all our receiving blankets (three),
all of her little pull over shirts (two), and about thirty disposable
washcloths. I also had to wash my hands and arms several times due to
leakage and spillovers. You see, it was doubly difficult for me because
due to complications, Rosemarie had to have a caesarean section so I had
to do all of this by myself.
Something else about my daughter, I think she is going to have expensive
tastes, at least she sure started out that way. In fact the way I figure
it she cost me $20.63 an ounce, or $330.08 a pound - just to drop in on
us. Oh well, what can I say? Even I couldn't have made her, not for
five million dollars a pound. It is worth it? I'm definitely not in the
market for a refund, even though I don't sleep anymore. This baby of
mine, she's got a lot of stamina, she stays up all night. Me and Cal
Worthington are gettin' to be good buddies. It is difficult to function
without sleep. I am really astounded at how much time it takes to care
for a baby. It is the most demanding work I have ever done. I am
ecstatic that Rosemarie is healthy now and able to take care of Scarlett.
Now I can relax and go to good old "work."
Never again will I ask the mother of one, let alone two, three or more
children the great stupid question. Never again will I look that mother
in the eye and ask - -"Do you work?" Is a blue bird blue? Does a fish
swim? Does a woodpecker peck?