The Big DumpTruck

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Goodness, How Many Days Has It Been?

I apologize for my scarcity. I’m making a career detour this month and have been up to my eyeballs finishing my the stuff I’m working on before my last day, the 30th. I will be with the same company, in a different role. I’m VERY excited about this change, even though I’m sad to be leaving behind some very cool coworkers. But you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Today is Junior’s last day of 2nd grade. I tried to sort of hold him in a pose that would prevent him from growing any more, but it wasn’t working. Then I pulled out a tape measure and showed him what 21 inches looks like. “That is how you started. Can you see why I think you’re getting too big?” I think he was amused to see how little he was. Of course, at the time we thought Mr. 8 pounds 12 ounces and 21 inches was huge. How naive we were back then.

Time to take more video of the boy so that when he’s another foot taller I can just sit in a dark room and look back fondly on these days when he was “little.”

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  1. Christine

     /  June 22, 2006

    Good for you, Jody! Sounds like it’s a good move. Keep us posted (or feel free to email me privately if you don’t want the world to know).

  2. Karen

     /  June 22, 2006

    Wow 2nd grade-over? I remember reading about him entering kindergarten. Off topic-is blogdaddy back online somewhere? and j-mo, what’s up with her blog?

  3. Jerry

     /  June 25, 2006

    Congrats on the new role. We got told that we are now having performance attrition, get rid of the bottom 2-3.5% of people every year for the heck of it. Nice Ugh ?