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June 12, 2013

ROOT: The second reboot

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — With the wife comes the child and reliving all of that stuff all over again. For those of us that don’t want to grow up, having kids is great. The boy and I used to share video game systems and movies. He got the full show every Christmas morning and he was always treated to the birthdays that he asked for. It was awesome.

Then the boy got older and there was a lull for a few years. Suddenly, the boy entered the marriage phase and the grandchild followed next. He’s awesome. But the best part is that I get to do the 1970s stuff all over again. We get to do the theme parks, Christmas mornings and Looney Tunes cartoons for the next several years. The best part is that the boy is right there with me because he gets it. He knows this is his first reboot and he is going to make the most of it.

We never really know how long we are going to be here. We could leave this planet at any moment. The main thing is to always make sure that you are making the most of your opportunities. I made very sure to make the most of my first reboot, and now that reboot is going to help me make the most of my second reboot. It gets complicated. Read that a few times and you will get it.

When you look into the eyes of a baby, you see everything that you remember as a child. You see the anticipation you felt when you were younger and you remember that feeling of magic when you experienced something new. As you look at that little face, it suddenly becomes extremely important to make sure that his memories are just as vivid and awesome as yours. You owe that to him. It would almost seem unfair to not give him the same chance at the awesome childhood I had and his father had.

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