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Thursday, April 6, 2017

dear ms b-that was fun


ms b
as i sit here writing this blog to you
i slowly turned and looked at the picture on the wall
of your gma when she was about your age

i realize when i looked at her smiling face
how much you look like her when you do that smile
of yours and that twinkle in your eyes

btw your gma has a nickname at work

before she came to visit for the week
i contacted former patients who had several kids
that seem to do a lot of interesting things with them
like they must have a bucket list made up

so i wrote all of these down
some were removed since she was too young for them
others since she has these things where she lives
like a zoo and an aquarium

so of the things we did on the list
the only one actually
was the childrens museum or thinkery
she really needed to be a year older to fully
enjoy the place
that said
she enjoyed it for almost two hours

she also loves to swing
we have one at the country n
she almost wore out
she almost wore us out

but the other things we did which she seemed to enjoy
a lot
well it was probably not on anyones list

i asked my wife she her gma what ms b enjoyed the most
while she was here
she said
definitely going down to the river
she met and talked to the neighbors horses

picked well several wildflowers
yes we got the bluebonnet photo

at the river
she and i and gma splashed and splashed in the water
threw rocks a lot of them
i skipped a few for her
threw sticks far out tin the water for our dog
marley to swim out to get
he usually brought them back but didnt share them
she fell down more than once
yes she got soaking wet and muddy
she thoroughly enjoyed the river trip

we also planted some peppers in the garden

we flew a kite high high in the sky

she played and played on my old duct tape chair
every day
it bucks and rocks and swings back and forth
spins around and around like a merry go round
yes i got dizzy watching her

we went to a neighbors ranch
she got to ride on her horse
she also got a new pair of cowgirl boots
even got a lock of hair off the horses mane
she wouldnt let go of on the way home

we exposed her to sesame street
big bird
so she would say when she got older
i saw that show before the funding got all cut off
the show was about chickens that day

another highlight of every day was
feeding the chickens and collecting all their eggs
so she slammed two together
she must have thought they were two rocks or something
she only did that once though
before she learned her lesson

another day
she went to a school that a friend teaches at
for pre school and kindergarten
she fit right in
raising her hand
marching in line
sharing stuff
yes she is ready for the big time now

there she fed the bunnies carrot tops that she pulled from our garden
fed horses and donkeys and peacocks
yes she was tuckered out that day for sure
every day it seemed
were we

but the low point of her trip
at least for us
was when she waved and kissed us good bye

the high point for her was seeing mom and dad after 6 days
away from them

our high point
i must say
lasted 6 days

that was fun
as she says
more more
we want
more more

the organicgreen doctor