Loosen Up

Over the course of this conference, while I was staying away from home I took note of the fact that I seem to get more carefree when I’m away from home. I act more like a teenager, without a burden of care and responsibility. It seems that I am not alone in this – or else everyone else is generally more carefree than I am by nature (that is a possibility). For example, an interchange with one of my co-workers last night. In response to something I said (which I can’t remember):

Michelle: Don’t get cute.

Me: I’m already cute.

Michelle: Don’t get smart.

Me: I already am.

Michelle (simultaneous with my statement): Stop.

Michelle: Don’t be a turd. . . Go.

Me: . . .

Me (after 15 seconds): See, I told you I was smart.

So now I am left to wonder, is this change of apparent personality good, bad or neutral?

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.

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