OK - no big fanfare here - one post a day until my kid turns one. Here goes:
People are going to buy my baby lots of unnecessary gifts. My wife and I will buy our baby lots of unnecessary gifts. I can see this coming and it is unavoidable (We've already bought a mustard-yellow, Captain Kirk onsie - it's very cool). I can try to fight it and come out looking like a cheap and ungrateful husband, son, friend, etc., or I can try to set some ground rules. Today, a mom of three told me her rule for all friends and relatives who wish to buy her children gifts: nothing that needs batteries. Any toys should do 10% of the work and the kid should do 90%. I realize this probably means that I will step on Legos for many years to come, but I think I can become a slippers guy.
106 days until baby.