Friday, June 23, 2006

Delighful People

My profile alongside refers to my being surrounded by some wonderful people but admittedly I don’t share too much news about them on this blog. So for those really curious folk out there who would like to know some more.

Here are some details on the 3 most important people in my life.

Mrs Wit, born on the shortest day of the year and with height to match. We met near the end of our ‘varsity careers (given my 3 years of first year – my studying career has taken the scenic route) and have been together since the day we met, well pretty much. Kissed on first night, but had had enough to drink to only find out that she had braces about 3 days later when I’d plucked up the sober courage to phone her and do movies, chaperoned by one of her mates, which I can still remember being an extremely cheesy thing called “Only You”. That was 11 years ago and we’ve been married for 8 of them. That’s a frighteningly long time. We are diametrically opposed in lots of ways and in a way this is contrary to what I see people do when they try and draw up mental laundry lists of requirements about the ideal partner. She loves reality TV, even revolting stuff like the Bachelorette, and sleep. I can handle The Amazing Race but that’s about it, and have been insomniac as long as I can remember. But we are damned compatible, supportive and happy together and have enough in common to get along most of the time. She really cares about other people which is probably what I love most about her. Also she’s pretty hot. After years of trying find gainful employment with her BSc(Hon), selling drugs (the patent kind) or working for pocket money in research academia, she has most recently found a calling teaching high school natural science to catholic convent girls, and loving it.

Miss Wit, dearest has just turned 4, and is quiet and shy, but also bright and thoughtful. Without doubt, Daddy’s little girl.


Master Wit, 2 and a bit, is named cryptically after a great English lexicographer. He’s a confident rascal who can kick a ball and wield his hockey stick better than his old man. But as Bill Murray’s character Bob says in Lost in Translation "they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk ... and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life."

6 comments:

Third World Ant said...

Well thanks for the generous biography... Glad to hear you're a happily-ensconced family man, the kiddies are beautiful!

Planning to have any more junior Wits running around the place, or is two the limit?

ATW said...

3 jr wits would be great, just because it's so normal these days to stop at 2. Also it's so much better to have 2 siblings rather than one from the kids perspective and it's not the kind of love that gets diluted if it's shared with more kids. So, keen and practicing, but haven't plucked up the financial courage or built up enough sleep credits just yet.

Third World Ant said...

Good on you! I always wish I'd had a third sibling - preferably a brother, but have managed quite ok with a single (younger) sister.

Keep up the practice, when the time is right, the stork will deliver :)

Peas on Toast said...

Love th pics and the biography update Wit! Yay!
They're gorgeous.

VallyP said...

Great descriptions and gorgeous pics! Good to know you are a happy parental unit..you are as lucky as they are. Hope you (plural!) always stay that way.

ATW said...

I try to remind myself everyday how lucky I am.