Happy Birthday (x4)

At The ZooToday is the sixth anniversary of the most amazing and life-shaking day I’ve ever had: the day my quadruplets—Pat, Nick, Ken, and Helen Forbeck—were born. They finish kindergarten this week, and I couldn’t be prouder of them. They’re all great, wonderful kids with intriguing, inquisitive, and distinctive personalities. Watching them—and their older brother Marty—grow is the greatest joy my wife Ann and I have.

One reason I enjoy freelancing so much is that it gives me the chance to spend so much time with my kids. It’s hard for me to contemplate having to work a 9-to-5 job that would keep me from them for the bulk of their waking hours. I’m looking forward to seeing even more of them this summer now that I’m back to working out of my house again.

So, here’s to you, Pat, Nick, Ken, and Helen! Thanks for joining our family—and more than doubling its size in a single day! I love you all.