My daughter turns nine this October, so I’ve been wistful thinking about her years of over-the-top cuteness and gullibility. This birthday marks five years of single-dadding; it has been hard, sometimes brutally so, but sifting through iPhoto recently has reminded me that a daughter is the best possible toy for a not-so-grown-up older Dad. So I am beginning a series of “Father/Daughter posts that remind me how much fun having a kid can be, particularly this one”. Besides, I don’t have much time left before she will be pissed at me for posting some of these pictures. Since she is still only nine, some of these stories will contain “code”. You’ll get the picture. Stay tuned.