Year 1: O_o
Year 2: What is this “toilet” you speak of?
Year 3: I have to wear clothes all the time?
Year 4: I will not wear this particular set of clothes – down the toilet it goes!
Year 5: What is this “school” you speak of?
Year 6: I rock at school 🙂
Year 7: What is this “CCD” you speak of?
Year 8: First Communion! 🙂 (alternatively – first girlfriend!)
Year 9: 4D
Year 10: I don’t remember anything from this year 🙂
Year 11: Band! Trumpet! Selina! Dungeons & Dragons!
Year 12: Bike riding all over Weslaco
Year 13: Puberty! (Shaving, too – I was and continue to be folically superior)
Year 14: High School! Marching Band!
Year 15: So many good friends!
Year 16: Wait . . . High School is almost over?
Year 17: Graduation! (also, staying up all night the night of prom – partying? no! playing serenatas all over Weslaco cause the next day was Mother’s Day)
Year 18: College (also, getting my driver’s license – yay!) (also, Milton visiting me when I was the only guy in my freshman dorm pool surrounded by girls) (also, I don’t always swim in my freshman dorm . . . but when I do, I make sure I’m the only guy surrounded by girls)
Year 19: Religion! Theology! Philosophy! Psychology! Anthropology! Sociology! (I loved college reading / classes)
Year 20: Wait . . . college is almost over?
Year 21: Graduation!
Year 22: Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry, Associate Director
Year 23: Marriage! ＼(~o~)／ ＼(^o^)／ ＼(-o-)／
Year 24: Wait . . . what do you mean I’m the only one in this diocesan office now?
Year 25: Baby! ＼(~o~)／ ＼(^o^)／ ＼(-o-)／ (also discovered Diablo!)
Year 26: Fired! (?_?) (also, what are all of these “diapers” you speak of?)
Year 27: Campus Minister, Our Lady of Sorrows School 🙂
Year 28: What do you mean my son is going to school next year?
Year 29: Son’s first year of school! (at OLS, of course) 🙂
Year 30: Why yes, Sr. Maxie, I do play this card game called “Magic.” Yes, at my age. Yes, my friends play, too. Why yes, Ms. Jeanne, I do still play this roleplaying game called Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, at my age. Yes, my friends play, too.
Year 31: Still playing trumpet! (Though my range and stamina are horrible compared to the wonder years of High School).
Year 32: Discovered Neverwinter Nights 🙂
Year 33: Still married! (meaning – my wife still puts up with me!)
Year 34: Discovered Blogging 🙂
Year 35: Hmm . . . 1/2 way to 70! 🙂
Year 36: Why no, son, I don’t want to try this “World of Warcraft” game you started playing – I don’t think I’ll get into it.
Year 37: What do you mean my son is leaving OLS next year?
Year 38: What do you mean my son is going to High School next year?
Year 39: My son had an awesome first year of High School! (Wait . . . how old am I now?)
Year 40: Still in love with my wife, still loving my son, still rocking a full head of hair, still rocking 🙂 (and wailing on the trumpet) (and playing WOW) (and Diablo III) (and occasionally Magic and D&D) (and finally started blogging again) (and desperately needs to exercise!)