I know I’ve said this about eighty times already but I think one of the most wonderful things about having a kid is going through all the “first times” with them. Life is full of wonder again. From the first time she discovered that toilet paper unravels, to blowing out a dandelion, to learning how to turn the water faucet on and off and banging cupboard doors open and shut, open and shut… it’s all so much fun. Having kids makes it easier to get old, I think. I’m not so afraid of the future any more. I’m excited about it.