Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lascia ogni speranza?

I have, at long last, finished interviewing with a total of two dozen people, on five separate days.  (I KNOW.)  Although I thought it went very well, now three days have elapsed, I've heard nothing, and I'm starting to feel a little paranoid.

On the other hand, the occupant of my uterus is a female occupant.  So there's that.  I don't know why I wanted a baby girl so much, but I did.

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  1. Awww, a girl! (Though, if it were a boy, I'd probably be here going, Awwww, a boy! Because when it all comes down to it, Babies = yay).

    I'll confess to being rather terrified when I found out my uterine occupant was a girl, but in the last 2.5 years things have gotten better. It's a much different prospect raising *this particular girl* than it is raising a girl in general.

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    1. Since my youngest sister is 9 years younger than me the idea of raising a girl is not so terrifying to me - by the time she was old enough to talk, I was old enough to remember all of it. And she's a pretty nifty person, plus she only lives a few hours away, so she'll be a great role model for my daughter! This particular girl... I have no idea what this is going to be like!

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  2. Wow! That seems like an entirely tedious interviewing process. At the speed at which that went, I'm not surprised that you haven't heard anything. Perhaps in August?

    And WOW! A baby girl. Speaking from experience, that's just so incredibly delightful.

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    1. I think I just wanted the *other* experience - having done little boy twice, could we try it the other way too?

      You are TOTALLY right about the interviewing. I applied in MARCH. MARCH!

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  3. Yay a girl!

    Boo on the tedious interview!

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  4. Hooray, a girl! As the fellow mother of two boys, I do understand your desire for a different experience. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys! They're even playing nicely together right now, with their transformers and cars and rocketships.

    Three days isn't long in academic job-land. Still, I hope you hear back soon!

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  5. A FEMALE OCCUPANT! I can think of a number of reasons why a lady baby will be lovely. Like, you will be able to raise up a smart, strong woman who will not be afraid of math and science as well as raising up smart, strong men who are not afraid of sewing. But the main reason that this strikes me as awesome has to do with the unplanned nature of her existence. There's some real added value here. If you hadn't had this unexpected turn of events, you might never have had the experience of having a daughter. And that's just not true of having a son.

    As for interviews, I'm sorry you're not being thronged with offers already (or is that all ONE JOB?!?! In which case I see why it would take some time for them to get back to you!).

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    1. THAT WAS ALL FOR ONE JOB. Seriously. Also, the dean is At The Beach. She was one of the four additional days.

      I can't help but feel there must be some differences between sons and daughters- and yes, I wanted to have both nifty experiences!

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  6. A baby girl! That's exciting news. (Admittedly, I get excited about any kind of babies -- but the more details you get during pregnancy, the more the baby seems real at last. If that makes sense.)

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  7. Oh cute dresses to sew!
    (Somehow I've always felt meant to be a mom to boys and ended up with two. But oh the dresses I don't get to sew)

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  8. Wow. I missed a lot since I last checked your blog. Sucks about the job. Sucks about the turmoil. Congrats on healthy girl baby!

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