Category Archives: Dear Livia

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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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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The Latest Phase

Dear Kids, You love Minecraft. You play Minecraft on your tablets. You watch Minecraft videos on YouTube. You play with Minecraft toys. You even read Minecraft books, both fiction and nonfiction. In short, you’re Minecraft addicts. Your father and I … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy Tooth Fairy

Dear Kids, You kept the Tooth Fairy busy this year. You lost a lot of teeth, and you lost them often. Livia once lost two teeth in the same week. There was even one night in April when you each … Continue reading

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Sunny Days

Dear Kids, I have fallen behind in writing posts to you. Even enjoyable tasks can pile up and be difficult to manage. That is what has happened. I know how to deal with this problem, though, and I will share … Continue reading

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Showcase of Learning

Dear Livia, Yesterday was your kindergarten class’s Showcase of Learning and Habitats. It was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the school year. We had already been looking forward to it for weeks, and then it got postponed … Continue reading

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