Trying to Catch Up

Time is flying by, especially since the New Year, and I’ve had no time to blog. The folks had me in daycare 3 days a week, the other 2 days I spent keeping Pops on task. Now that summer is here, things are slowing down, so I can take some time to catch everyone up. I am now in daycare 5 days a week and Pops puts on the tie, slick shirt, nice pants and heads into the office to make money for my college tuition. I still let him have some time to play a bit on the weekends. He likes to throw the ball so I humor him.

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I’m learning a lot at daycare now that I’m a full-timer, which means my buddy list is getting a little longer. I still have my two ladies on the weekends, Abby and Amber, that take care of me for a few hours on Sundays. I’m out spreading my love so everyone can get a least a little piece of me. This does mean a lot of traveling.

Since the beginning of 2013, I’ve been on many a trip and some family have come down for a visit. The Folks like to say these people are coming down to see them, but we all know the truth. They’ve become much more popular in the last 2 years and it isn’t because they’re suddenly more charming. I even have some coming down from Connecticut to see me. That is so far away that I really have no idea where it is; and they have a really funny way of speaking.

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I’ve been to Hillsville twice this year, once with just Pops (Mom had to study) and again with the whole family to celebrate my b-day. I saw most of the Mitchell clan and hung out with cousin CC. She and I get along pretty well, though she seems to have a hard time understanding that I claim things as mine and when I do, that means hands off. She’ll catch on sooner or later. Hopefully before I take seriously this ludicrous idea of sharing.

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Mom and I also went to Luray to see Paw Paw and the rest of the Long family. I like heading up that way, but why such a long drive? Can’t they move closer to me? FYI, Luray people, it’s a lot warmer down here, and I will have a bit more energy if I only have to drive around the corner to visit you.

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Once Mom and I got there, we had a good time. I played catch with Paw Paw. He didn’t realize that Pops and I practice all the time, so he was amazed by my skills. While Pops should get a little credit for helping me practice, I was really born with this incredible talent.

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I spent some time with Cousin Matthew. He seems like a cool kid. He brought his cool car track that we played with. Someone has taught him to share, which is good for me now, but I can already see the writing on the wall: in the very near future, people are going to expect me to share. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there, but I’m not making any promises. Matthew and I also had fun chasing each other around Paw Paw’s house. I’m trying to keep everything tight, so it was good to get in a bit of exercise.

I think I’ll have more time to share in the coming months. I just got back from a trip to Raleigh-Durham and have tons of things to share about that, so stayed tuned for another post coming real soon.

Izaak P. Mitchell

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