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

Dear Jack: Silly Saturday Morning Dress Up

10 years, 2 months.

Dear Jack,

Last Saturday morning while Mommy and I were getting the house cleaned, you helped us out by taking care of your sister.

I gave zero thought to whatever was keeping the two of you entertained upstairs. I was just glad you were able to entertain yourselves and have fun; as kids should on a Saturday morning.

Once the cleaning was complete, you and your sister ceremonially made your way down the stairs for the big reveal.

You were both dressed up as some strange mix of superheroes and warriors; weapons included.

That’s a Saturday morning well spent!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: You Like to Help Put the Groceries Away

4 years, 9 months.

Dear Holly,

We’ve stumbled into a new routine over the past few weeks now on Saturday mornings: I buy groceries right after I go to the gym. Then once I get home and unload the groceries, you immediately start helping organize them so Mommy can put them away.

You also have this habit of when I unload the dryer, you run over and start folding all the towels- that’s your specialty!

It’s always such a sweet surprise whenever you volunteer to help me with household chores, without ever even asking me if you can… of course, you know the answer is always yes.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: All You Need is Rugs

4 years, 7 months.

Dear Holly,

Shortly after getting our new floors for the downstairs, we happened to find an amazing deal on a rug to place in the living room. Our new furniture is still on its way, so the rug is quite the main attraction during play time.

You love it so much that for one of your Thanksgiving crafts last week where you had to list what you were thankful for, you listed Mommy and me, your brother… and the rug.

Forget about toys. It seems all you really need is a rug in the living room.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: Thanksgiving Break Begins!

4 years, 7 months.

Dear Holly,

As the holiday season has now begun, you have had so much fun already, spending time with your cousins. You got to spend the night with your cousin Darla, who just turned 5.

I know that whatever the two of you got into, you were having a blast.

I am really looking forward to the holidays and all the time we will spend with family; this year, more than ever. I’ve even packed board games for us to play during Thanksgiving.

However, I noticed all the character pieces are missing in our Monopoly set. I think you might have something to do with that…

Love,

Daddy