Category Archives: Dear Marshall

Random Kid Stories from 2019

Dear Kids, Here are some random stories about you from 2019. “Never waste diamonds on a hoe.” This, Marshall told us, is the second rule of Minecraft. I’m certain that he didn’t understand the double entendre (YouTube strikes again), though … Continue reading

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Marshall Art

Dear Marshall, You make wonderful art. You draw your pictures in pencil on plain or lined paper. You fill the pages with eyeball creatures and yeetonomuses, spaceships with death rays and other advanced technologies, nuclear bombs and TNT, and tiny, … Continue reading

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Notes, Cryptic and Otherwise

Dear Kids, I wish I had done a better job of writing down stories about you. In going through my old journals and lists, I’ve found dozens of notes that were supposed to be turned into blog posts. I assumed … Continue reading

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Readers, Artists, Athletes, and More

Dear Children, Just a few days ago the two of you secretly worked together to set up a Story Nest as a surprise for me. I was tired, so I let you do all the reading. It was wonderful to … Continue reading

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Last Thoughts at Night

Dear Kids, When you were babies I got into the habit of checking on you each night before I went to bed. I wanted to make sure you were still breathing. I know that probably sounds paranoid, but if you … Continue reading

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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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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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