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Freaky Friday

Carver has had a favorite game recently. He will say while pointing, “Dad, you be Carver and I’ll be Daddy!” 

That scenario has the potential for all sorts of fun, but usually I’ll start out with a common phrase we hear from Carver while in his highchair. Using his intonation, I’ll query, “Dad, can I have a treat?”

Carver, fighting back a smile so that he can stay in character, says in a fatherly tone, “After you eat some good food, then you can have a treat, Carver.”

Most of the time, I’ll model a good reply by stating, “Oh, okay Daddy. Thanks.”

I got another year older this week, what with the passing of my birthday and all. It was very low key, partially due to all of the stuff I need to catch up on on campus, partially because we are trying to keep our spending to a minimum, and partially because getting older stinks.

The day was very normal with my dropping Avey off at school in the morning and then heading to campus. I did leave a little bit early to pick Avey up from a friend’s house, and then we went out to dinner at a new fancy burger joint in town. Then it was home to squeeze in a movie before we passed out. Saturday, Kira treated me to sleeping in and doughnuts for breakfast! I was glad to get a lot of mail and calls from loved ones to help break up the monotony of the day also.

I’ve been particularly busy this last week in preparation for some upcoming job interviews. I’ve decided not to post much about them here just yet, just in case other potential employers check up on things here. Suffice it to say that I will be traveling around a bit over the next few weeks, and hope to come up with a job offer soon. In the meantime, I am feeling the pressure to complete some papers for classes, and work more on the dissertation. I surpassed the halfway point on data collection this week, so that’s very good news – now to just keep up the momentum!

Can’t wait until Thanksgiving!

#Happenings #LittleGems

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