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Sunday January 16, 2005
08:23 PM

Going to be a Dad

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Jean and I found out today that we are going to be parents!

This makes me the happiest man alive!

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  • That's absolutely wonderful news! Your child will learn Perl 6 and wonder how you every struggled with Perl 5 :)

  • Congratulations!

    You are what you think.
  • Maybe somebody should start a Perl parents' list or site or something; there are getting to be so many of us.

    Is your wife the kind that will let you teach your child programming, or will she shoot you if you attempt to outnumber her with geeks in the household? ;)

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • "getting to be"? The running joke on the p5p list used to be that anyone on for more than a year had a kid on the way, whether they knew it or not. The number of kids amongst the perl regulars at OSCON is always pretty impressive. (Scary, but impressive... :)
    • We just want to expose our children to as much as we can and hope and pray that they find something that makes them happy.
  • My wife is due to have our first (a boy) in ~5 weeks. I'm so excited for the addition to the family! Be patient though, sometimes you'll wonder why a grumpy, sleep deprived, emotional wreck of a woman has hijacked your wife's body.*

    *...that's been my experience anyway
    • Thank you for your well wishes. Jean miscarried. In retrospect, it would have been wise to wait but we were both caught up in the joy. We are both doing quite well and are optimistic for the future but would rather not discuss it. So for anyone else who might be reading this, please do not even write to say that you are sorry.