That is all.
I don’t know if this is a Dad thing, but sometimes you want things and I think “oh, she’s just a kid…she wants lots of things and this is just one of many things she’ll soon forget about.” And then sometimes, you want a Continue reading
I found this list in my files the other day and was very happy I had written it down. I don’t record enough things like this and often feel that your childhood is slipping away from me like the last days of a cherished vacation. (Another reason I started this record.)
Here is a slice of our life together when I was your primary caretaker, Continue reading
We were playing together in the apartment we lived in for 2 years between Carbondale and the Evanston house. Mom was getting dinner together. You were, I think, 3 years old and we hadn’t been living in Evanston for very long.
We had a toy, some kind of ball. I don’t remember much about it, but I remember that I was bouncing it on the Continue reading
So when I told you how important and fun the Hobbit was to me, you agreed. And then you added that it meant as much to you as the day we spent together in Elgin, when Mom worked at Elgin Community College.
Really??? Continue reading
I finished reading the Hobbit to you a few months ago and now we’re reading the Lord of the Rings. I can’t believe you’re not bored yet but you keep insisting you want to continue. I knew you’d be able to handle the Hobbit but to my amazement you’re surviving the first half of the Fellowship of The Ring without falling asleep Continue reading
You are seven-and-a-half and you are obsessed with animals. Mom took you to the library to pick out some books. You picked these.
I wonder a lot about what you’ll be when you grow up (for the record, my top pick is “happy.”) No matter what you choose to do for income, if animals aren’t a big part of your life, I’ll be Continue reading