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Last Hurrah Vacation, New School Year, and a Sort-of Lunch Date

Coming up on the second week of school here, and I still can't believe the new school year has started already.  I went into it thinking, well, it's my fourth year here, I'm tenured and I have my permanent teaching certification from the state--it's going to be a good year.

It's been a bumpy start.  But before I get into that, let me tell you about my lovely vacation spending time with Younger Sister and her family.  I spent some wonderful times with my darling littlest nephew.

They were in desperate need of a babysitter, as the young woman who usually cares for him while they're at work got married and went on her honeymoon.  So I had four fun days of babysitting the little guy and we did a lot.  We read books, played on the floor and in his bouncer, and went for stroller walks.  We spent an evening together so his mom and dad could have a date night.  He's just a generally happy baby--in spite of the teeth coming in, my goodness!--and even was cool with me …

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