Monday, July 09, 2012

letter to trinity: 7 years

Dear Trinity,

It looks like this is going to be a bit of a weird summer. For the first time since you came into our lives, both your Mom and I will be working. This puts us in the unique position of having to make arrangements for you while there is no school and both of us are at work on weekdays. Most other families have figured this out long ago by this time, but in case you haven't figured it out, we don't like to be like everyone else. I am fortunate that I have a job where I can take time off, and because I haven't taken much over the last few years, I've got a lot of it saved up. So I'm going to take a few weeks off with you, your Mom can take you with her to work some days, and we'll arrange for a sitter for you on the days when those don't work out. It'll be interesting, but we'll make it work.

It was a pretty big weekend for you this past. Your Aunt Becky got married to her long time boyfriend. I don't know if you'll ever call him your Uncle, but I suppose now that they're married, he is.

There's been a lot of talk about you not wanting to grow up, maybe in part due to the last few things I've talked about (people having to work, people getting married). I don't blame you kiddo. Stay young as long as you can. Life is fun, but it doesn't get better than being a kid in a safe, loving environment. I hope you feel like you're getting that from us.

You had another birthday this month. Seven this time. It goes fast man, and faster every year. We had a party just for your friends at the house this year, no family this time out. It was what you wanted, and you got to see your extended family separately. So more opportunities for you to feel special, which is always good.

See you next month.

Love Daddy