Dear Jack: Your Final Week of Elementary School

11 years, 7 months.

Dear Jack,

Exactly a week ago, I took you to STREAM Night at your school, where each class of each grade sponsored a unique science activity or craft for the rest of the school to participate in.

You were chosen for a 30 minute shift to host the “Snap Circuits” activity for your 5th grade class. Once we got there, you noticed there wasn’t a teacher there to explain what to do.

But leave it to you, it only took you a minute to figure out how to put the circuits together to make the gears move.

And from there, you were successfully able to show the younger kids how to do the activity.

Yep, I’d say your ready for Junior High!

 

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: Your Final Week of Kindergarten

6 years.

Dear Holly,

A week from right now will be your first day of summer break; meaning that you’ve now got less than a week left of being a Kindergartner.

And this makes your final week of ever being at the same school as your brother.

It has been such a perfect year for you!

This past week I took you to the final school sponsored event of the year, where you and I got to make some crafts together.

You were so proud of the robot we made: “Daddy, it looks just like R2D2 from Star Wars!”

We now have it on display in our living room.

You are so special and I am so honored that I get to be the Daddy of such a sweet little girl.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: When Mommy Joined You for Taekwondo

11 years, 6 months.

Dear Jack,

This past Saturday at Taekwondo, all the moms were invited to join in on the action; a special event the day before Mother’s Day.

I admit, I had the impression it would just be a somewhat easygoing event.

But then I saw the picture of Mommy breaking a board for the first (and last?) time in her life. She made it look easy, though.

Fortunately, she had you there to hold the board steady in place for her.

You started Taekwondo at the beginning of this school year- and now here you are, still at it strong, at the end of the school year.

Nice work!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: You Loved Singing in the Kindergarten Presentation!

6 years old.

Dear Holly,

It’s funny to think about, but because of “Covid Culture” still going on for much of your Kindergarten year, your grade just now had its first and only presentation for all the parents.

Your class dressed up as puppies, as the musical presentation was based on farm animals; called Down on the Farm.

You so proudly sang all the words and did all the months for each song, with such enthusiasm!

I hadn’t realized that I had been hearing you sing all these song for weeks now.

I have a feeling this is only the beginning of your interest in music and theater!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: Helping Your Sister with Her Birthday Legos

11 years, 6 months.

Dear Jack,

One of the birthday gifts Mommy and I got for your sister was a Lego Friends set, featuring two girls, an elephant, and a purple Jeep.

The set clearly says it’s designed for ages 6 and older, but why would your sister bother building the thing, when she has you?

Granted, you didn’t mind at all, volunteering for the job once we sensed that she was feeling a little intimidated by the construction project ahead of her.

I am proud to see you step up to help her like you do. And I’m seeing it more often now than ever before.

Love,

Daddy