Last night, Ray walked back to a homeless person we had passed by earlier to strike up a conversation and buy him a meal. This wasn’t the first time he’s made efforts to connect and befriend. Whereas I’d have looked the other way, to avoid any social awkwardness or rejection, he deliberately embraced. I’m the first to quip that, oftentimes than not, he’s obnoxious and can occasionally be an insensitive bag of dicks (thanks, Cards Against Humanities, for teaching me that!) but this is one example of what made him such a great police officer and why he’ll be a wonderful papa.
On a totally unrelated note, please to buy this awesome gift for our nonexistent child, Ray.
Also, Julie and I have decided to participate in the 2014 Sketchbook Project! Let’s hope we actually get them done.