In my first year of life, everything was too noisy
When I turned two, I tried to learn the alphabet, but it felt like I was going in circles
After my third birthday, I learned to play tic-tac-toe
At age four, everything was about money
Year five was about learning to share
Once I turned six, I finally started to grow taller

What happened during my seventh year?

Disclaimer: There isn't going to be an exact answer, but I'll accept any answer in a similar narrative style to the story (arbitrary points for creativity) with an explanation of why it fits in

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    $\begingroup$ This doesnt quite work dependant on where in the world you live. Never the less it is a really good puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Secret Squirrel Nov 13 '18 at 9:19

In my seventh year

I tried (and failed) at learning to bake pretzels.


Each year takes place on the shift symbol of a number key on a standard 103-key keyboard, progressing to the right with the passage of time.


! indicated all the noise. @ is a path of concentric loops. # is a tic-tac-toe board. $ is (locally) money. % is the piece of a hundred-piece whole, the rest of which went to somebody else. ^ is the direction you advance when getting taller. And & looks like a malformed baked good, but no less delicious.

  • $\begingroup$ Don't forget to add an explanation to your answer $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Nov 12 '18 at 19:23
  • $\begingroup$ Haha I quite like that one :) but can you explain why? $\endgroup$ – Dmihawk Nov 12 '18 at 19:24
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    $\begingroup$ I always thought it looked like a dog rubbing his butt on the carpet.. and now you will too :P $\endgroup$ – T James Nov 12 '18 at 20:23
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    $\begingroup$ lol! @TJames I'll never un-see that now :P $\endgroup$ – Dmihawk Nov 12 '18 at 21:13

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