Today is My 6th Blogiversary!
According to development experts, a healthy 6-year-old will:
- Speak in complete sentences of five to seven words. Actually, I’m working on getting it under 100 words: Q. “What’s that?” A. “Funny you should ask, because one day I was thinking about my teenage years when—oh, hey, did I ever tell you about when I was 15 and this guy came up to me and…?”
- Follow up to three commands at a time. My wife is helping with this.
- Understand jokes and puns, and express a sense of humor. Pretty much where I live.
- Focus on tasks for up to 15 minutes. See #2
- Know day from night and left from right. Honestly, I’ve kinda struggled with this since the lockdown began.
- Be able to tell time. Did I mention it’s my 6th Blogiversary?
- Dislike bullies. The internet is a scary place! There are mean people who call you bad words for not agreeing with them, and dark alleys full of internet trolls!
- Grow about 2 ½ inches per year. Odd, my doctor says I’m actually getting shorter.
- Become better at describing what they feel and think. Welcome to my blog!
- Try to show how big they are by doing things that might be dangerous. Like release two movies and a novel during a pandemic?
- Parenting Tip: Let them make their own choices about sports and toys. My wife has trouble with this one.
- Parenting Tip: Support their self-esteem and encourage them to express themselves. That’s where you come in, dear readers!
How has my blog changed in six years?
- I’ve gone from being the guy asking how to do this to the guy other people ask. ‘Cause I’m a big 6-year-old now!
- I’ve gone from being the guy with no followers to the guy who not only has followers, but has honest-to-God (and I do credit God for it) blogger friends!
- One thing hasn’t changed: My purpose is still to use the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives (including my own). Even if I do it with my tongue in my cheek.
So, thanks for six big years!
Mitchtofer Robin (or just Mitch for short–see #8 above)