Dear Daddy--By child who turned six yesterday
Today is my birthday. I canít wait until you get home. I want to have a picnic at the park, pick out a teddy bear, but I want you home most of all.
Thank you for taking me to the drive-in movie. That was a good idea! Mommy didnít like it too much because she didnít know but then she had a good time and the movie was about God so you picked out a good movie, didnít you? Not a bad-bad one. I liked it too. I want to see Rugrats next time and you can bring your grill and we can cook out hot dogs and hamburgers. That will be so fun!
I like it when we go to the park together. Thank you for taking me to Mexico with the whole family. I could drink as many Shirley Temples and nobody got mad at me! But I had about nineteen canker sores. I counted my canker sores when we were at the store. Mommy said it was too junky so I canít eat junky all the time. Just when we go on trips.
Every time you go somewhere for work you always bring me back a toy. Sometimes you donít have a lot of money and you bring back the airplane peanuts and you think of me, Sissy, and Brother. You bring Mommy the magazine and we look at the pictures. I look at the toys. I love you, Daddy.
You work so hard for us even when itís so dark and no one knows. I donít even know what time you get home. I just sleep in your big, white bed with Mommy and then I end up in my bed or Sissyís bed. Thatís when I know you get home. Then you always give us money in envelopes with our names on it and surprise us every time you get paid.
You say, ďHi, KevinĒ to me because I like that game with you. Only with you. You are so nice. You help me with my homework. Oh, Daddy, I saw Mommy and Sissy wrapping presents yesterday when I sneaked down the stairs so I knew you had a surprise for me!
Thank you, Daddy for teaching me how to love because you show me first.
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