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December 06, 2004

Decade of Diapers

There was snow on the ground when I woke up on December 6, 1994. I drove to building 18, where the Consumer group was, and returned a game I had checked out of their software library. Then I went to my office, but I felt that more important things were going on elsewhere. Early in the afternoon I went with my wife to the obstetrician, who confirmed that she was in labor. And at 11:03 pm, our son was born.

From that moment until a month ago, we always had at least one child under the age of 3 (Microsoft interviewing question: what is the minimum number of children we could have?). Since 3 is the "age of reason" for young children (all the warnings about toys with small parts apply to 36 months or younger), we are now free to scatter marbles all over the floor of our house. We actually had a vague notion that we could wrap up potty training on our youngest by today, thus making it an exact ten years of diapers, but as with most ideas about potty training, it didn't happen. Ah well. They still get to go to college.

It's been quite a ten years. Beyond the ever-growing family, there's been 2 houses, 4 cars, 2 stints at Microsoft in 5 different offices, 13 months in Montreal, 2 books...a good time, I hope, was had by all.

Posted by AdamBa at December 6, 2004 10:00 PM

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