Dear Holly: You Love Watching Peppa Pig While Eating Your Cereal in the Morning

4 years, 9 months.

Dear Holly,

Each morning as I am leaving for the gym before work, I kiss you goodbye as you are eating your peanut butter chocolate cereal at the kitchen table; while you watch Peppa Pig on Mommy’s old cell phone.

Last Sunday you ended up with about $17 to burn; after Mommy sold some of your old toys and clothes. What did you spend it on? A Peppa Pig playhouse that we found at Target for that exact amount.

Peppa Pig is a pretty big deal to you these days! And you start off the day with her every morning.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: My Old GameCube is Your New Switch

10 years, 3 months.

Dear Jack,

Since your cousin got a new Nintendo Switch, and since some of your other friends in 4th grade got a Switch, you have been asking about the possibility of getting one too.

However, I was able to effectively get you to forget all about it…

I officially introduced you to my Nintendo GameCube from college; along with my decent sized library of games; most of which I never actually played, because I just bought them on clearance once the Wii game out.

Your favorite is One Piece: Grand Adventure; which is a pirate-themed fighting game. You’re better at it than me now!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: Your 1st Real Snow, In February 2021

4 years, 9 months.

Dear Holly,

It snows at least once a year here in Tennessee, but only once every several years we do have a decent blizzard allows all the kids to be out of school for a week and play in the snow for multiple days.

So with you being almost 5 years old, it’s taken your entire life for you to really get a chance to play in snow.

Yesterday, Mommy and your brother took turns taking you down the cul-de-sac in our sled.

Plus, you simply loved just walking around and marveling at the concept of snow all around you!

 

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: What Your Classmates Said About You on Valentine’s Day

10 years, 3 months.

Dear Jack,

When I try to imagine what you are like at school, I imagine a boy who is not afraid to raise his hand to give the teacher the correct answer or to ask a relevant question.

I imagine a very studious boy who takes rules very seriously.

And I definitely am right about my perception.

However, last week I learned beyond that, how your classmates perceive you.

For Valentine’s Day, your teacher had all of you students write an adjective about each student.

The majority of your classmates chose to the word “funny”!

I knew you were smart, but I didn’t realize you also make your classmates laugh so much!

That’s… funny!

Love,

Daddy

 

Dear Holly: You Got to Be a Little Dragon with a Green Tail

4 years, 9 months.

Dear Holly,

You love it when your brother invites you to play dress-up using his random superhero accessories and Dollar Store plastic weapons.

He spent much of last week teaching himself to braid yarn; he made you a special green one.

So when it came time for you two to play dress-up last Saturday morning, he placed the green braid on you.

You announced to me, “Daddy, look! I’m a dragon!”

Then you turned around, announcing, “See, here’s my tail!”.

Had we let you go out in public that day dressed in your dragon attire, I’m sure you would have!

 

Love,

Daddy