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  • Writer's pictureElijah Ricks


Last Sunday we were at my grandmother’s house for dinner, as we often are on Sundays. Carver was having a grand old time with his great uncle, as he often does on Sundays. They wanted to head into the back yard for some adventures, and his great uncle recommended that Carver ask me permission first. I overheard the conversation, so I prepared to play a little joke with him.

Carver approached me, and in the kindest and humblest voice possible said, “Dad, is it alright if we go into the yard?” I made a surprised face and exclaimed, “Aren’t you scared of all the tigers!?!” Carver, as if he had prepared his response, immediately said, “No, there aren’t any tigers out there – just kangaroos, and they eat the tigers!”

I think he came up with that because we had gone the day before to a movie with a kangaroo scene (at the end of this trailer). Funny stuff.

All else remains little different. I am spending most of my time in front of a computer trying to make sense of my dissertation, Hakan is spending every minute of the day trying to find new things to climb on, Avey is keeping busy and social at school, and Carver is aching to be 3! All the while, Kira tries to keep us all from losing our minds.

#Happenings #LittleGems

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