Wonder Boy is the new Bean. We should have been calling him this all along, but until a good friend pointed out the similarities in the sound of his name compared with the sound of Wonder Boy we just hadn't quite caught on. So for now, at least until we can share his name (which for those counting is now just one week!) he will be known as Wonder Boy.
Although most of his wonders will take place post-now there are already a few wonders happening that are fully due to his presence in the world.
#1: Wine Enthusiast Toast of the Town. This is the one event my husband and I have attended absolutely every year since moving to NYC 7 years ago regardless of anything. We always go, always. The top wine distributors in the world and top chefs in the city go all out in a pristine NYC setting (Lincoln Center) for an unmatchable culinary experience. Seriously, we've LIVED for this event and are often the first to purchase tickets. Until this year. I'm embarrassed to admit that my dear friend actually had to email me asking if we had our tickets yet and that was the first thought I'd given to the event! ITS MAY! What was I thinking? We're typically the ones emailing our friends in March reminding them to purchase tickets and here we are in May, having completely forgotten about the event entirely and now due to prior work commitments will not be able to attend. What is wrong with us!!?? Oh yeah...we've had other things on our mind. And I'm SOOOOO OK with that.
#2: We're about to potentially wrap our last week on Earth before officially becoming parents. If all of the stars align by the end of next week we will officially be mom and dad. That's one wonder our Wonder Boy will have a hard time topping. Although there's not a doubt in my mind that he will.