Nothing like a week of screaming kids to realize OCD aint what it used to be.
Mood music for this post: “Mama Weer all Crazee Now” by The Runaways:
A week like the one I’ve just had would have been impossible just a couple years ago.
The kids were on school vacation, the same week as Sean’s 9th birthday and some very big security events in Boston. I did a lot of speeding back and forth between the Seaport Hotel and home for a kids’ birthday party, daycare duty, an evening trip to the N.E. Aquarium, etc.
Funny thing is, everything was fine. It was a fantastic week, actually.
Not even the house full of third graders rampaging through every room was enough to take me down. I enjoyed it.
I managed to bust out 11 articles and podcasts during the week, despite all the mayhem. It was fun. Hopefully, some security folks get something out of them.
Yesterday I mixed work with parenting and took Sean and Duncan to the Security B-Sides event in Boston. The venue was perfect for them:
The security crowd seemed to enjoy their company. No one seemed to mind as Sean shoved Lego toys in their faces and gave detailed descriptions of each one. Heck, a couple of people came with more Legos for Sean, knowing he’d be there.
Thanks to Twitter and Facebook, the kids are something close to famous among my business associates.
Nothing more to say about it, really.
Just a few words to drive home my surprise and gratitude for this turn of events.