Blog Challenge Day 20: to my Creators

Day 20: Write a letter to your parents.

My birthday last year
On our birthday last year. Look at their eyes--they were sleepy as all get out!

Hey guys,

Thank you.
for buying me stuff
like my Smurf Tunes because I loved the Smurfs and you knew I loved the Smurfs
so you even bought me Smurfs underwear;
and for not buying me stuff that you knew you couldn’t afford;
I know how it feels to want and respect work ethic;
for saving a buncha stuff in trash bags
from my kindegarten “self portrait” to my report cards
so I could learn that value is not in the stuff nor where they’re held
unless of course, they’re held in your heart;
for not calling me 24-7 when I was in college; for my wings;
for packages of animal crackers, pretzels, rice cakes, gum and the red suede coat on my 20th birthday (at the bottom of the box) to my p.o. box;
for arguing, making up
and listening to/making me recite my Sunday School pieces in front of the stove,
discuss the tales of my classmates, roommates, and the people I met on YPD trips without showing how not-deep you already knew the stories were because it gave me time to learn that really, it wasn’t that deep;
for the Manhattans, Cool Jerk, and narrating the yearbooks (with Mommy’s black x’s);
Gino’s on Sundays;
making me pick up giblets when the vacuum cleaner was broke;
for eating my vegan cake (aha daddy, I got you!);
for coming to my race, graduations, poetry reading, and blog;
for my sisters;
for dinner at The Magnolia Restaurant when I was hot, in the middle of braiding my hair, and
so through with job hunting that the other two activities seemed barely punishing;
for my skinny calves, doe eyes, frugality, creativity, sense of fairness, and stubbornness;
for clean cars and a backyard.
And sorry for silence, long leaking showers, replacing the white flour with wheat, and
being too poor to return the favor of my birth.

Love you guys,
dar
aka Stuff (Aghhh I actually printed that!)
aka your baby (Yeah Doreen, what?  I said it!)

 

 

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One thought on “Blog Challenge Day 20: to my Creators

  1. For the record “Sfuff” (and as an inside joke, I’ll leave the prefix off!), You’re welcome – I always knew you guys are appreciative of not only us but of each other -which in & of itself is a blessing. It’s an enjoyable, changing journey, but we do what we do & keep it moving. I really am in awe of the butterflies I see you guys have become after all the changes…but you know what I say about that…you’re OURS & we’re s’posed to love you…but you make it sooo easy & for that we’re blessed…Hmmm how come we were so sleepy in that pic? Might we have been celebrating y’all or our anniversary (a few days early) perhaps?! Hmmm…Love you gurrrrrl…Mwwwwwaaahhhhh

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