I am Man.

I have many leather-bound books, and my house smells of rich mahogany.

I stick to the four basic food groups of beef, pork, chicken, and potatoes.

I have Pine, Canadian Woodland, and Hickory Smoke scented colognes.

I enjoy hard-hitting football games on giant HD plasma screen TV’s.

I collect calluses like a kid collects baseball cards.

I believe that the darker the beer, the better.

My favorite movies include Lord of the Rings and Band of Brothers.

My guitar amp volume goes to 12.

I make fire with sticks and flint.

I live vicariously through myself.

I take my coffee black (ok…not true).

However, God apparently has a sense of humor and felt that I needed to dial back the testosterone. In a big way. Yesterday, December 29, 2009, Missy and I found out that our babies, the Hardinge Triplets, are all three…wait for it…



To quote the All-American family man Clark Griswold, “If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”

Look out, world…three baby girls are heading our way in May. If I was in disbelief before, this has completely blown my mind. We are already defying the odds though, so I guess I should have expected this! Plus Missy has had a few reoccurring dreams recently that featured three baby girls. We were also having a tough time coming up with boys names (the girls names were easy, but you won’t know until delivery, so don’t ask 😉 )…so I really should not be shocked at all by this latest revelation. At any rate, I am beside myself with excitement, anticipation, and joy! I am going to spoil those girls rotten, and I can’t wait ’til they get here!

I am Man, but…

My best friend in the whole-wide-world is a girl (Missy).

I can easily learn to like tea parties and fairy princesses.

I cried when I watched The Notebook for the first time.

I’ve been told that I am a good listener.

I’m not afraid to wear pink.

…and my future man-cave will be bigger than your house.
(Hey, I can dream, right?)

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About Tom Hardinge

Loving husband to my wife Missy, loving father to my four daughters Sienna, Rowan, Jovie, and Lola. I'm a chronic over-packer who loves good coffee, good music, running, waffle tee's, fleece pants, and Jesus Christ!

7 thoughts on “I am Man.

  1. Jeez the notebook didn’t even make ME cry and I cry after commercials!

    Granted I had already read the book….buuut the book didn’t make me cry either.

    You’re gonna be awesome as a father of girls, Tom – I’ve always known it!

  2. Peg here: all I have to say is every girl WANTS her own room…and you’d better make sure you have a dedicated closet for all those tutu’s. Whoo…eee, daddy!

  3. The Notebook?! Hahaha! You are a softy! Look out or those girls are going to make you into mush. It’s going to be pink bow ties and daddy-daughter teas all the time. LOVE IT. boom.

  4. I won’t make fun of you and the notebook Tommy. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t cry knowing that the love of their life didn’t even recognize them in their old age 😦 I think you are the beez kneez Tommy and so will those little girls!

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