7 Things to Do the Day Your Wife Has Your Third Child

  1. 1.
    Watch wife have the baby.
  2. 2.
    Go home and get kids 1 and 2 to sleep.
  3. 3.
    Stop in Dunkin Donuts outside the hospital at 9 p.m.
  4. 4.
    Look on quizzically as a guy walks in to the otherwise empty store, tells the cashier he used to eat at the store 25 years ago, and immediately starts to show off pictures of himself with various celebrities including Lebron James and Mariah Carey. Shrug and smile awkwardly as he asks each of you in turn if you know Pretty Boy Floyd.
  5. 5.
    Stand in line at hospital security. Hand over ID to security guard. When he asks boy or girl, answer girl. When he asks first? Answer no, third, two boys before. Smile awkwardly as he tells a meandering story that seems to suggest he might have recently participated in the murder or maiming of a friend's sister's estranged boyfriend.
  6. 6.
    Nod in agreement that yes, it is good for a girl to have brothers for protection not because you have a strong opinion on the matter, but because you're a little scared right now. Instantly regret answering his questions with more than yes or no.
  7. 7.
    Hold your baby girl and think about not leaving the house after dark anymore.