I’m sitting here eating a late lunch and writing a column for next week while Jackson naps and I happened to glance at today’s date — January 24th — and it took me a minute, but then it dawned on me: it’s DW’s third birthday today! All day, I’ve had the feeling that I should be celebrating or something. I ran into Jack’s babysitter at a sing-along this morning (she watches another neighborhood toddler on Fridays) and I almost asked her if she could babysit for a couple hours this evening so Drew and I could go hit up a happy hour somewhere, but then I thought, nahh. We’re going away next weekend and she’s staying with Jackson for one night and that’s already pretty splurge-y and indulgent. But now I have an excuse! It’s DW’s third birthday! It’s not every day a site turns three, right? So I should totally go hit up a happy hour somewhere, right? THREE!!!
Thanks, everyone, for sticking around this long and helping me keep this thing going. Every day, I get to do work I love and stay home with my son — two things for which I am extremely grateful. Now, we should ALL go out to happy hour!
Oh, and since I tallied these things up last year, I’ll do it again:
In the last three years, I have published over 2100 columns, you have made over 170,000 comments, there have been over 3600 forum topics and over 90,000 forum replies. The site has been viewed over 16,853,519 times.