NORTON COMMONS – Jessica White was the first baby born in the Norton Commons™ hospital almost exactly a year ago today. Her parents, Joseph and Margaret White, wanted to wait to have their first child until they had good paying jobs and lived in the city. The timing was perfect yesterday as baby Jessica’s house was full of Whites when she shouted her first word during Thanksgiving dinner.
“My wife and I were actually punishing baby Jessica for throwing food at her Grandpa,” said White. “We told her we were putting her in time out when she shouted ‘Lawyerup!’. It was incredibly powerful.
There were mixed reactions around the dinner table as Joseph ran up stairs to pull the video from the drone that was hovering over the food taking video.
“I mean it’s a good word, but I don’t know if she used it correctly,” said Margaret’s sister. “She looked angry and held the fork up at her Dad’s face when she said it, but I couldn’t tell if she was actually telling him to lawyer up. I mean, I don’t think she has any lawyers to defend her at such a young age, and I don’t think she really has a case to be honest.”
Margaret and Joseph said they’ve said the words around baby Jessica about as many times as any other parent and they’re surprised thats the one she actually held onto.
“Kids are so strange and you never know what they’re going to pick up around you,” said Joseph. “I honestly thought her first word would be a little more urban, giving the environment we’re raising her in but hey life’s weird like that.”