Six Years of TechyDad
Last week was my sixth blogoversary. Honestly, I completely forgot about it given that it was also the first full week of school. That and other hectic life events caused it to slip my mind until I happened to notice it yesterday. I decided to go back and see what I was blogging about in September each year (limiting myself to one or two posts per year).
This was the year that NHL started kindergarten. JSL did not like his brother leaving every morning and he especially didn’t like me leaving every morning. Though he still couldn’t talk, he made his opinions on the matter clear and gave me quite the guilt trip.
This seemed to be the month of cooking. I tried making Mock Crab Cakes to limited success (though now I’m thinking of trying it again). The Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Dessert Pizza, on the other hand, was a bigger success. (NHL’s braces might preclude this one given the ooey-gooey marshmallows.)
JSL had finally figured out how to ride his big wheel. He also got on his brother’s big kid bike to pose for a photo. Little did I know, at the time, that not four year later, he would climb atop that bike again and ride it without training wheels.
This wasn’t the happiest of months. Hurricane Irene had just swept through, devastating much of the area. Though our property was relatively unscathed, we had planned a trip to Disney World with just B and me. This trip had to be cancelled due to the hurricane. While it wasn’t of the magnitude of what others had to deal with, it took me quite awhile to recover from this. Posting my two part blog post detailing our could-have-been vacation was very cathartic.
Shhh…. There’s something I can’t share. Or, at least, I couldn’t at the time. I wanted to shout the news from the highest social media rooftops, but we needed to keep quiet while we got some things in place. Eventually, I was able to post about how we had gotten a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome for NHL and how I suspected that I am an Aspie as well.
B went to Type A Con. While she was away, the boys and I had some time to ourselves and I learned some valuable lessons.
There you have it. A quick overview of my six years of blog posts, or at least a selection of the September ones. It’s been quite a wild ride. I can’t wait for the next six years. Then again, that will bring NHL’s bar mitzvah, NHL going to high school, JSL graduating elementary school, JSL’s bar mitzvah, NHL prepping for college, and me being the father of two teenagers. Maybe I can wait for a bit for all of that. Here’s hoping the next six years go by slowly!