letters to my kids

March 16, 2013
Dear O, 4 years old

Four somehow snuck up on us. It's unbelievable, really. You're so grown-up now. Jumping high. Standing tall. Running fast. Being so perfectly, astoundingly, radiantly YOU. My solitary child. You love to play with dolls and read books all on your own. Of course, you also adore your sisters and cousins and grandparents. There's no doubt […]

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January 15, 2013
Dear A, 9 months old

9 months ago, you arrived in the world with pink cheeks and a voice. No one needed to give your bottom a gentle slap to get you to cry. Your lungs knew exactly what to do. Even with that kind of entrance, you've been the happiest of babies from day one. It's true that you […]

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October 24, 2012
Dear A, 6 months old

The one thing people say about you the most is that you are "such a happy baby." But they don't know the half of it. You are always happy. Smiling widely, bringing delight to the world. Your laughter is like sunshine personified. People also remark about your big beautiful blue eyes and your sweet persona. […]

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September 17, 2012
Dear O, 3.5 years old

It was the final day of your dance class. The parents and grandparents sat in folding chairs. You and your older sister were dressed in fancy leotards, sitting in a circle with the ten other ballerinas. Your strawberry blonde teacher led the class in elegant stretches, lifting her arms into the air. She went around […]

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September 9, 2012
Dear K, 6 years old

For your birthday, we bought you a bicycle off craigslist. Shiny pink with periwinkle blue, it glittered in the garage. It wasn't brand new, but you loved it just the same - hopping from one foot to the other as your dad tightened the headset. Long and lean, you are limber and strong. When I […]

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