Tonight instead of watching Mad Men win the best drama Emmy, I watched what has probably been the best episode of Mad Men yet this third season, the episode title "Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency."
In the previous episode (Episode 3.5, "The Fog") Betty Draper has her third child, who they name Eugene after her recently deceased Father.
In between the airing of episode 3.5 and 3.6 ("The Fog" and "Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency") my sister had her own baby boy, her first.
As the Draper household adjust to a new child, I think about my sister and her household adjusting to a new child, home tonight for the first night in their home.
Don Draper (Jon Hamm), in his AMC Mad Men wisdom ended this episode telling his daughter Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka) something very special as he holds baby Gene in the nursery... "We don't know who he is yet or who he's going to be. And that is a wonderful thing."
I thought that was a beautiful quote about the true promise and joy of children.
So while at this point, he's cute, cuddly, and sleeps a lot, I am excited to get to meet my new baby nephew, and get to know him more in the future. Largely because...
"We don't know who he is yet or who he's going to be. And that is a wonderful thing."