I have geeky quirks. And I was reminded of one today.

I like numbers, patterns, milestones, nostalgia, and computers. All those things added together to make for a late night sometime in the past year, when I played around with a spreadsheet and dates. I figured out all sorts of milestones in my life, and then went ahead and set alarms on my computer. Today, one of them went off.

As of today, exactly, I have been a parent for one third of my life. To the day. Just thought you might want to celebrate with me.

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As of today, I have been a parent for 57.3% of my life. What might be interesting is to figure out the date when I will have been a parent for exactly twice your time as a parent (if I should live that long). -Your Father

P.S. I don’t believe I have any of those geeky quirks, though.

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You celebrated your one-third while Judah celebrated his third. How oddly coincidental and…well…yeah, that’s about it.

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I’m worried…I’m really worried…

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Oh, dad, that’s a little too easy. Since you’ll always be a parent for as many years as I’m alive, you’ll be a parent twice as long as me when I’ve been a parent for half my life. November 3, 2020.

Jason, that’s cool! Happy Birthday, Judah!

Sorry Denise. 🙂

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Stretching my brain here a bit, is being a parent for one third of your life equal to when your first child is half as old as you were when your first child was born? If so, I think I have another six years to go, but figuring it out to the day is too much work.

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Good brain work, Robin! That’s right. Long ago I figured out that a date in a spreadsheet is really just a number. So you can subtract dates from each other to find out how many days in between them. A few formulas written, and you get your answers.

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Gregg, why not just figure out the date when you’re twice as old as Talli? Is that also Nov 3, 2020? (I don’t have your spreadsheet.) Looks like there’re a lot of geeky quirkers out there. Maybe a Geeky Quirk society is called for. Could give a new meaning to “GQ”!

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BTW, Gregg, did you take Leap Year(s) into consideration when you devised your spreadsheet?

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Um, don’t you know that blogs are supposed to be math-formula free? Otherwise poor sleep-deprived readers get an achy head.

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I’m with AJ-this is hurting my brain. Sometime I sit down to read blogs as a form of relaxation and then you have to stick the words “formula and spreadsheet.” I am so anti-math.

Earlier this week Brynn was begging Alan to give her a refresher course in long division. She was at the dinner table pleading with Daddy to finish his dinner so they could go work on it together. About 30 mins later I go upstairs to find them working on it and laughing. Here they were having a good laugh over LONG DIVISION. I felt like I stepped into some other dimension. I think that was the first time I actually liked math.

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Gregg,

Now you are reminding me of my father, who showed up at home one random day with a dozen roses from my mom. It wasn’t her birthday or anniversary or any other special occasion she could figure out. My dad wrote a simple computer program to calculate the date on which she would have been married to him more days than she had been single, then set it to pop up a reminder… very geekish need I say more.

Irene

P.S. AJ- Aaron laughed and said you don’t want to read his blog list. =) Another math and tech geek…

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Dad, I did exactly like you said, and yes, it takes leap year into consideration.

AJ, why in the world would I leave math off my blog, when it gets me more comments then I’ve gotten in months? 😉

Michelle, that sounds like a great daddy/daughter moment. I have to confess that we don’t often have those laughing moments…but I do like helping with math homework.

Irene, after the way I’ve heard you talk about your dad, I don’t mind reminding you of him at all!

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