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Watching Workers Work

D and I went to the park with his friend C. They climbed their favorite y-shaped tree and watched six workers building a well. They both had on red t-shirts and blue shorts and their eyes were fixed on the workers. “Did you guys call each other to wear the same colors,” I said, a joke I realized […]

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Beginnings

I didn’t see it, the bright green glow of the grass, the soft texture beneath our feet, the blue sky above, flowers and figures, but he saw it all. I was oblivious to it all   No, I didn’t see it the way he did.   He noticed every color and shape, like a budding […]

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Toy Sale

C wax D’s neighborhood fririend–his first friend–from the age of five to ten. We lived across the street from C’s family, and I first became acquainted with C when he was standing in the middle of the street in his diapers. A truck was driving down our street, and I scooped C out of harm’s […]

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Swim Lesson

This is D’s first swim lesson of the summer. D said was a little scared, but he knew God would be there with him in the pool. “God told me to brave,” he said, afterwards.

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D is for Dance

D getting his groove on along with his friend C at Kid Concepts, USA. This was before their dance turned into a wrestling match.

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Movie Time

Here’s what we’ve been watching this summer: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Inside Out Secret Life of Pets Lilo and Stitch 2 Finding Nemo  

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Letting Go

I sat in a red lawn chair, across the street from D and his friend C playing. I rubbed sunscreen all over my body as they took turns spraying each other with the water hose. Doing the same thing as the past couple days, when I’d joined them.   Come play with us, C chirped […]

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Chicken Fight

I think I started it all. D and C were swinging from the monkey bars. It was a few hours before Fourth of July fireworks, and when D wrapped his legs around C’s waist and tried to pull him down, I gave a name to it. “Chicken fight,” I said. We’d been searching for something to do, […]

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Improv in a Tree

This is how D and I like to spend our Saturdays, and if climbing stair railings ever becomes an Olympic sport, D will definitely become a gold medal winner. “That’s dangerous,” the Wife said, flipping through pictures on my phone and finding this one. She doesn’t realize this is D’s way of navigating every environment. […]

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Thoughts on Summer Reading

D signed up for the summer reading program at the local library. It will be his first time reading and monitoring the number of minutes he reads to earn prizes. This feels so contrary to the joy of reading itself—reading to earn a prize. Isn’t the real joy of reading being engrossed in a story […]

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