Academic Leigh Speaking

A professor, four kids, and a crash course in work/life balance

Goals for the Semester August 23, 2013

Filed under: Academic,Family Life,Growing up,Totally Me — leighj @ 2:41 pm
  • Finish my book proposal and submit it.
  • Revise and resubmit my article for a journal that sent me revisions.
  • Bike to work on Tuesdays.
  • Swim in the University pool on Mondays.
  • Teach great classes!

Gilbert’s birthday is coming up. The only people he wants to invite are Grandaddy and Neeley (the dog). Every time I’ve mentioned this to anyone, they say, “Well, isn’t your mom mad?” And I say, “No, because really, this is all about sending Seamus into apoplectic frustration.” Seamus hates the idea of not being invited to Gilbert’s birthday. It’s not about who he’s inviting, it’s about not inviting Seamus. And there you have the sibling button pushing going on in full effect.

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One Response to “Goals for the Semester”

  1. Maureen Q. Bell Says:

    Gilbert is one crafty little boy. Trying to curry Your favor, he says he wants Play Doh for birthday dessert because it doesn’t have any sugar. He really knows on which side his bread is buttered, as well as whose bread to mess with! xo Nana


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