Subtitle: Ode to Persistence, whom we love mightily and who is fortunate to be so darn cute
Two things multi-sense-ally (call Webster's) sum up the day the girls and I had yesterday.
1. How Santa Let Me Down Big Time by Patience, age 6
Last month I wrote a letter to you. I didn't ask for much. Just a kitten, a puppy, and to please, please make my sister calm down.
You did not deliver.
That really, really disappointed me.
I let it go like Mom said to because it's true that you did bring me a Barbie modular flat and Soccer Coach Barbie, which Mom said she'd buy over her dead body. Also you put candy in my stocking, which is big since Mom is mean and never lets us have any.
So against my better judgment of really not being too keen on you, fat jolly stranger, I took Mom's advice and focused on all that I did have instead of what I didn't have.
It was easy to do, at the time.
But you should see what your handiwork (or lack thereof) has wrought.
Santa, you let me down, big time.
Love, Patience, age 6
P.S. Thank you for the Barbie stuff. Mom says you probably never get thank-you notes since most people can't even be troubled to RSVP anymore. So here is a thank you note.
(Patience keeps an almost daily art journal of the day's events. She's recently begun adding words. It's pretty...awesome, actually.)
(Persistence is going through both a growth and developmental spurt, God bless her. Which means the rest of us are too, God bless us.)
2. Honest I Do by Julie (okay actually by Jimmy Reed)
Don't you know that I love you
Honest I do...
I've never placed no one above you,
please tell me you love me....
stop driving me mad
you the sweetest little one that i ever had
I told you I love you
Stop driving me mad
When I woke up this mornin'
I never felt so bad
(ignore urge to correct grammar every time line 3 verse 1 comes around)
(add version by The Rolling Stones)
(degenerate to Kate Bush's This Woman's Work)
(bless husband for awesome gift buying skillz)
(bless God for whoever invented the iPod)
(thank God for whoever invented Skullcandy ear phones for freakishly small sized ears and exterior noise reduction feature)
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