Last weekend my friend Reshard texted to see if me and Andrea had any plans. I told him we would be running around but for family we can work it out. I was thinking he might need some help with something but he said, “Me and Hannah will be home tomorrow if ya’ll want to stop through.” HECK YEAH WE WANNA STOP THROUGH!!!
We haven’t seen Reshard and Adonness since that B.S. Mcgregor Mayweather fight. Andrea has never met Reshard and Adonness’ daughter Hannah and I haven’t seen her since she was a baby baby. We jumped at the chance to see the family.
We get over there and the first person I see is Hannah banana (sorry Shard) you’re secondary now. LOL She is in Shards arms and looking at me and Andrea. I reach for her and she pulls away and starts crying. Her face is showing that “Un-Un. I don’t know you like that” look. She is so big now. I realize I hadn’t seen her in close to 8 months. Reshard tells me she is 10 months old now. WOW!!!!
I’m watching him interact with Hannah and it’s like looking at myself when Syd was born. He has totally embraced fatherhood. He is playing and talking to her like she is grown, playfully saying things like, “What do you want? You’re hungry again?” She motions for him to pick her up and he says, “Nope” with the biggest grin on his face and then picks her up. I have never seen Reshard so happy in my life and I have known him 20 plus years.
Hannah is crawling around on the floor. Shard heads to the kitchen and she follows him. He picks her up, spins her around like one of those toys that only goes in one direction, puts her back down and she takes off in the other direction. It is so funny. He then says watch this. He takes his cell phone and slides it across the carpeted floor. She scoots after it and as soon as she gets near it he pushes it again and off she goes. She is loving it.
She’s not even a year old and she already has developed her own personality and She WILL get your attention with it. She will yell at you to get your attention and when you look at her she holds her arms out, looks in your face like, “Man you better pick me up NOW.”
Reshard is constantly holding her, talking with her, playing with her. He was so engulfed in daddyhood that even though we were there it’s like we weren’t. At one point he looks at us and says, “Do you smell that?” I don’t smell anything but sure enough Miss Hannah has let loose. Andrea and I then realize she has turned her back to us while she does her business. She basically shut an imaginary bathroom door and went into her own space. It was hilarious.
We have to head out to do some other things and Reshard tells us that it’s time for Hannah’s nap. He says, “I can put her to sleep in a matter of minutes” as he explains the ritual he created to get her asleep. He says he has a personal record of daddy putting daughter to sleep versus Hannah fighting it. He is 17-0. We hug and kiss the baby, hug Reshard and roll out. Not even ten minutes later I get a picture text message. Make that 18-0