The World According to Me

The World According to Me is a play on one of my favorite novels, "The World According to Garp," by one of my favorite authors, John Irving. While I am not nearly the writer Irving is, I hope that my musings will offer a unique perspective on life. If nothing else, I have something to look back on when dementia kicks in.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Shhhhhh, She's Sleeping

There is nothing—not skydiving, hitting a homerun, or ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins—that compares with holding your child. As I dexterously type this with just my right hand, the left is holding little Levyn Anabelle, the six-pound, six-ounce (actually now six-pound, three-ounce) joy of our life. The baby and I are letting Mrs. E catch some Z’s.

I can’t get enough of her cooing. It’s unequivocally the cutest sound in the world.

It’s amazing how when your child is born your priorities immediately and permanently shift. I haven’t really thought about work for almost a week. And you know what? I’m okay with that. Oh sure, eventually I’ll get back into the mode of writing several recommendation letters a day, worrying if a particular student has enough “safe” schools on his list, and fighting the evil empire known as US News & World Report. But I know that I will be engaging in all of those activities so that I can come home at the end of the day and see my girl’s pouty lips, darting eyes, and outstretched arms. And for now, I’m satisfied just sitting here watching her breathe, hoping she’s dreaming sweet dreams.


Anonymous PepGiraffe said...

You've been skydiving?

August 16, 2007 4:12 PM  

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