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How to Water a Captis

Dear Kids, A few months ago, you each got cactus plants. One of you wrote down instructions for watering it. How to Water a Captis: Get a teespoon fild wif waoter and waoter him once evree mounth. I know it’s … Continue reading

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Four More Times

The kids went to the dentist for a check-up earlier this week. The dentist gave my husband some shocking news: Marshall has only four baby teeth left. Now the Tooth Fairy is sad, because she will only be able to … Continue reading

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Creativity Club

Dear Kids, One night last year, Livia was working on a story. She asked if she could write downstairs. “Of course!” I replied (because if somebody want to write, then they should be able to write anywhere they want to!). … Continue reading

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Writing and Playing

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. You have always loved communicating with handwritten notes. You leave them all over the house. Recently I found ones that said “Can we play Minecraft togotor?” and “Will we be nis?” Livia … Continue reading

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The Art of Art

Dear Kids, This year you both showed off your artistic talents. You made quite a bit of art for us. Some of it has been displayed. The rest is in piles and boxes. I hope to sort through it and … Continue reading

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Random Stories from 2017

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about us. I had bought each of you several special coloring books of your own, so when I purchased Johanna Basford’s The Enchanted Forest, it was supposed to be my coloring book. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tree

Dear Kids, Every time I look at our Christmas tree from a certain angle, I can see that not only is the tree leaning noticeably to one side, but the star on top is crooked. From every angle it is … Continue reading

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Stories from 2017

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. Marshall went through a phase of thanking us for everything. For example, one day there was a turkey in the yard. I showed it to him, and afterward he solemnly said, “Thank … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Eat Chestnuts

Dear Children, Marshall and I spent a nice afternoon with your father’s family yesterday. Daddy and Livia had to stay home, because they were sick. Poor Livia cried because she couldn’t go. I felt bad leaving her behind, but she … Continue reading

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Books of Power

Dear Children, One night, while eating dinner, we had a conversation about Books of Power. I don’t know how the subject came up, or why. And it was a strange conversation, because at first you and I had different ideas … Continue reading

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