Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Too Much Talking/Life With Chloe

I was a little late for work this morning. Why? Well, my granddaughter made an un-scheduled overnight visit. My wife and I are not used to having to get a child out of bed and ready for school. At this stage of our life, it’s all we can do to get ourselves out of bed and off to work. I am feeling a little weary today. By the end of yesterday I was tired of the sound of my own voice. I gave five presentations on well-being to five different groups yesterday. Although I enjoyed doing such things, it’s exhausting for me. On a normal day I don't talk much. Giving five presentations is more talking than I would normally do in a month. By the end of the day I was eagerly anticipating going home and talking a nap. Late in the day, however, I received a text message informing me that my granddaughter would be spending the night. I’m always thrilled to see her but I knew immediately that my nap would never materialize as I anticipated.  I took the opportunity last night  to introduce Chloe to the movie “King Kong”. Every time I introduce her to anything she becomes obsessed with it.  Hopefully she won’t become obsessed with King Kong and expect me to buy her a gorilla suit and a model of the Empire State Building that she can climb up. She’ll be back again on Friday night so we can go to the movies on Saturday. Depending on the mood of the day we’ll either be seeing “Brave”, “Ice Age”, or “Madagascar”. I better get my naps in before Friday night.

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