A Parenting Update

I've been re-reading and editing my old blog posts in the hopes of turning them into printed form. I'll write about the process of turning Markdown into a paper book another time, but today I'm looking at this old post I wrote 12 years ago, and specifically:

The (lesson) I'm learning right now is that my daughters will soon be faster than me, and not only at running.

Twelve years ago I was a lot faster then our daughters were, and it was hard to imagine that changing. However, things do change. In the past 10 days, I've had the chance to play full squash matches with both my girls (best of 5 games). And I'm not ashamed to tell you that I lost in both matches, 3-0.

I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm a good squash player. But neither seemed to matter. These two young women destroyed me on the court.

I'm still learning how to be their dad, how to have teenagers, how to get older. But at least I've learned how to lose. It's not that hard when you respect your opponents this much.

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