Employee’s First Steps

My wife and I are expecting our first child in October and one of the things that people give you when you’re expecting is a “Baby’s First” book. It notes the accomplishments of your child, when they occurred, and how. For a newborn, these are things like “took her first step” and “walked across the room.” As the child gets older it’s “rode a bike without training wheels.” All of these, in retrospect, are small accomplishments to those of us who do them daily. I can’t remember the last time I took note of myself moving from place to place. But when your baby is learning these things, they’re huge accomplishments.

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