Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Your Mom Is Cool

Dear JJ,

Your mom is cool.

I come home from work and hear you and your mom playing "action figures" in the living room. Fully engaged, fully enjoying it- running around with you.

As she redecorated your room from the "baby room," to your room, and makes it into an "Avengers" room - just like you wanted- it is pretty clear: yup, your mom is pretty cool.



Captain America Reading Dad's Favorite Dr. Who
And always wanting you to enjoy her joy as she enjoys yours

Taking an old photo and remaking it into something for you

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Taking Time To Say Goodbye

Dear JJ,

Thursdays are my favorite days because I get to bring you to school.

Today when we arrived one of your friends, Liam was crying. He was crying because he didn't think his mom had told him goodbye.

It is easy for parents, trying to "rush" and "drop" kids off - but it was an important lesson to me. Take a minute, look you in the eye, give you a hug and a kiss, and let you know that I love you, and say good bye.

It won't be long now before you will be traveling on your own - and I guess I need to teach you that it is always important to take time for that simple interaction.  Today it was Liam's world.  Tomorrow, it may be mine as you jet off somewhere.

I love you,


We are always in a rush - but never in too much of a rush to say goodbye