Sunday, August 05, 2012

letter to trinity: 85 months

Dear Trinity,

Well, we're halfway through the summer.

This past month you've been busy. You attended our Family Reunion, and got to spend the afternoon with my extended family. Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, your Grandpa, etc. We had it at my Aunt and Uncle's place on a lake only a few hours drive from us. It was nice to see you interact with your cousins on my side of the family. One of the downsides of living remotely is the rarity in which you see them. You swam in the lake almost every minute we were there, and had a blast. It was nice.

You lost another front tooth this month, giving you one beautiful gap-toothed smile. You've lost 6 of your baby teeth total so far, and its bittersweet when I say that you're getting your 'adult set'. It won't be long at all, I think before you grow into them.

Your love affair with Scooby Doo continues unabated. It will wear off soon enough, but for now, its your obsession. You watch the movies over and over, read comics/books, and play out scenes from the show, or make up your own mysteries. Its fun seeing you get into something so much, and what can I say? I like reading/watching/playing along with you.

You had your very first sleepover with a friend this month. Your best friend from down the road slept over, and it went over almost too easy. You have never really wanted to do it, but your buddy and you discussed it on the bus, and came home with a plan to make it happen. I'm glad that you have good friends to want to spend that kind of time with.

You are really starting to get into some of the things that I am into. I caught you humming the melody to a Led Zeppelin song the other day, and I swelled with pride. I think it was 'When the Levee Breaks', my all time favourite. And the air guitar you do is just the best!

Its been a great summer so far. I've taken a bunch of time off already to hang out with you while Mom works, and its the kind of time that is the best use of me that I can think of. We have had fun, lots of swimming, hanging out, day trips. And more of the same through the rest of this month!

Love you,