05/13/2014 12:23 pm ET Updated May 13, 2014

What The Parenting Books Don't Tell You: You Don't Have To Throw Your Kid A Giant Birthday Party

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Oliver, my favorite person in the whole world, just turned 9 years old. It really does seem like yesterday that I was changing his diapers. Time does this annoying thing where it seems to speed up as you get older, and in my experience having a child has made this doubly true.

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