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Birthday Fun

Birthdays as a 37-year-old father of five are a bit different than when I was younger and childless. I slept in until 8 AM this morning, then joined my wife in taking all five kids to the dentist down in Rockford, Illinois. Then we took the whole crew to Sapora Playworld, a human habitrail for the under-five-foot set. Imagine ten McDonald’s playlands stuck together and on top of each other, and you have a good image. I spent a couple hours crawling around in these, chasing after our three-year-olds, ably assisted by our six-year-old. We broke for lunch but went right back at it again.

After an easy afternoon, Ann and I are off for a dinner out and then a play at the New Court Theatre. I’m told I can pick up the Fireside Grill neon sign I won at the play. That should take us to the end of the day, with a good night’s sleep ahead.

As I said before, I don’t hate birthdays like many people I know. I want to keep having them as long as possible. The alternative seems far worse.

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  1. Let’s be honest here, dad’s birthday is never about dad. It’s about his kids celebrating dad. And celebrating life in the whole-hearted way only kids can.

    May they continue to celebrate your birthdays with the same enthusiasm well into this century.

  2. Let’s be honest here, dad’s birthday is never about dad. It’s about his kids celebrating dad. And celebrating life in the whole-hearted way only kids can.

    May they continue to celebrate your birthdays with the same enthusiasm well into this century.

  3. Thanks for all the good wishes, guys! Alan’s spot on here. I’m more a dad than anything else these days, and I’m loving it. I call myself a “daddy geek.” šŸ™‚

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    Thanks for all the good wishes, guys! Alan’s spot on here. I’m more a dad than anything else these days, and I’m loving it. I call myself a “daddy geek.” šŸ™‚

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