Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How old? 3,500 years! Sort of...

Interesting question by my daughter yesterday.  She wanted to know how old she would be if she had a birthday every day of her life.  You see, she's turning 10 next week.  And I'm, well, turning 40 a few days later.  So, a lot of discussion at our house lately has been centered around birthdays.

So, we quickly did the math:  10 x 365, minus a few days for leap years, and that's around a whopping 3,650 days.  That's a lot of sunrises and sunsets.  A lot of betime stories.  A lot of everything a kid does day in and day out.

Then, multiply that by 4 for me, and well, you get the idea.  Not to say I'm getting old, but I do know I've experienced a lot.  I remember life before microwaves, cell phones, video games, and owned a little something that played these:

How do I account for that many trips around the sun?  I've never been one to worry about milestone birthdays, but it's been very hard lately not to be a bit introspective; thinking about what has been, what could have been, what will be.

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