• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 63 (An Open Letter to My Son)

    For my favorite red haired majestic unicorn

    For my favorite unicorn.  I hope you know how special you are to me.

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Day 63 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    An open letter to Connor:

    It doesn’t seem so long ago that you were just born and about the cutest red haired, blue eyed baby boy I’d ever seen.

    And suddenly, what seems like overnight, you’re in kindergarten and you’re practically a full fledged ‘kid’ (though you’re not too old yet to crawl into bed with me if you have a bad dream).

    You like everything that has to do with trucks, balls and lengthy question and answer periods that go something like this:

    Connor: Mommy, why is a basketball called a basketball?  It isn’t made of baskets.

    Me: I don’t know, Connor.  Maybe because you throw it into a basket.

    Connor: Oh.  (pause) Why is a baseball called a baseball?  It isn’t made of bases.

    Me:  I think it’s because you run around the bases.

    Connor: Oh. (Pause) Mommy why is a football called a football? It isn’t made of foots.

    Me:  Feet.

    Connor:  Oh.  (pause) But why Mommy?  It isn’t made of feets.

    Me: Because you kick it with your foot, I guess. 

    Connor: Oh. (pause) Mommy why…

    I love your curiosity.  I love that you’re a little gentleman holding doors for me.  Even when you’re bouncy and crazy I love your boundless energy and chatterbox ways.

    Your daddy was called ‘Motormouth’ and ‘Mr. President’ when he was little, so you certainly came by the gene honestly.

    Most of all, I love you.

    Today’s silver lining:  My majestic little unicorn. 

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!


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5 Responsesso far.

  1. Rene says:

    And Happy Birthday to your majestic little unicorn 🙂

  2. Tina Smith says:

    It’s so apt that he decided to come out when a major hurricane was blowing through. He’s very magical indeed 🙂

    • Meghan says:

      Yep. Like Dorothy, he came in on a strong wind. For the rest of my life I’ll be able to tell anyone who asks exactly how long it’s been since Hurricane Ike happened. 🙂

  3. Cindy Smith says:

    Isn’t it funny how quickly we come to love these little creatures that can so often drive us crazy! And even though they do, we wouldn’t have it any other way! I love his curiosity. Reminds of Joshua. He can spend hours asking, “What’s that?” He may already know what it is, but he still asks just to see what we will say. He is our forever silver lining!!

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