Category Archives: Fatherhood

My reflections on fatherhood

And so it begins…

I was doing some work trying to debug a 7 year old computer that was dying. I was in the process of shuffling hard drives around and 9-year-old Dinah was watching me. I was pointing out various components (RAM, CPU, hard drives, etc) and explaining what they are and how they work at a high level.

I asked her if she had any questions. She thought about it for a bit, and then she asked, “Dad, do you have a social life.”

It was all I could do to not laugh and make her feel bad. Although, later I think she figured out what she said and tried to cover it with “I don’t even know what a social life is.”

Photo 127: Happy Birthday, Dinah! We want cake! Where’s our cake?

7 years ago (in just about an hour and a half from when I’m posting this) my life changed forever when Dinah was born.  She’s kept me going for 7 years, and hopefully I’ve been doing the same.  She’s become an articulate, creative, and caring little girl, a great big sister, and a joy to have around.

(If you were wondering about the post title, here’s a link to one of Dinah’s favorite songs: Seven by They Might Be Giants.)