Having only been a parent for a few short years now, I’m just constantly aware of how amazing this process is. Here we have a little human being that started out being this little fragile pink warm object that did nothing but drink milk and poop. Now, 5 small years later he’s making friends of his own, figuring out how to handle difficult situations, developing new muscle memory for his body, trying badly to master skills as a standup comedian, reading, swimming, etc etc.
Over the years I couldn’t stop myself from thinking this process of parenting was just like programming a computer. Only this organic computer has now taken off on its own somehow and is absorbing stuff at a faster rate than any computer I’ve ever worked with.
Just this weekend I took Kingston down to a birthday party for one of his best friends. Imagine, my boy, having a “best” friend already. That’s so cool.