My kids don’t understand the idea of a new year. Tuesday is just like any other day during this vacation. Actually, it is different because it is the last day of the vacation for my daughter as she, like my wife and me, will be heading back to work/school on Wednesday. 2013 is a number that just doesn’t compute yet. 101 is on the horizon just because that was her fever.
As the parent, a new year has tax and fiscal meaning, but their birthdays stand much taller than New Year’s Eve in my mental landscape. And as a parent, it is fairly surprising I made it all the way to midnight!