The last tertile rush
Some research suggests that the reason adults say, “They grow up so fast!” while kids think that it takes forever is because of the way we process new experiences. When you’re a kid, everything is a new experience. Tons of things are happening. When you’re an adult, it’s the same thing, day after day, year after year, and time flies in the sameness of it.
Solidly established here in adulthood, the final four months of the year (how great a word is tertile?) fly. I use Dragon*Con, which is always Labor Day weekend, as the start of this end-of-year fly-by. Once Dragon*Con is over, I know it’s going to be New Year’s Eve before I can blink. In between those two events, there are the Charleston Scottish Games, my birthday, one kid’s birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, our annual cookie party, and all the related holiday parties. That doesn’t even include any unusual events that happen to pop up, or regular traditions that fit in somehow, like our annual trip to a pumpkin farm with the kids.
Third tertile rush is now full speed ahead. I’ll see you in January.
(Only slightly related, you know how sometimes you look at your watch, and it seems like the second hand stops for longer than a second? I always thought I had cheap watches or dying batteries. It turns out there’s a real science explanation unrelated to the watch.