11/2/14 – Sunday

Emerson,

Hello there, sorry it has been so long since I last wrote.  Work has been very busy lately as I lost a colleague and our team is taking on his work.  This is quite a challenge, but at least it keeps us out of trouble.  In addition to work I’ve recently joined the Chatham Jaycees (a volunteer organization) as well as appointed to the Chatham Public Parks and Recreation Commission as the Jaycee’s Representative.  On top of that I am working to try to sell your Great Grandma Phyl’s home in Springfield.  Perhaps the approaching winter will slow things down.

You and I have been battling a bit lately.  I think that you are becoming a teenager a bit early and I am too quick to lose my patience with you.  I try to remind myself often that you’re only four, but you’re very mature for your age.  I think that’s why it drives me nuts when you whine because I know that you know it won’t work.  Well, now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest I can get back to the good stuff!

You are doing very well in school.  You are about to master the 100 Club, a challenge at preschool in which you count to 100.  I am very proud of you, this is no easy feat.  I believe you are also coming out of your shell quite nicely.  My favorite part of school is when I get home from work I will ask you how your day was.  After you tell me everything you can remember I ask, “Did you get put in time out?”  You always reply “No, Dad, I never get put in time out!”  It is very funny, but clearly you are proud of being a good kid and so am I.

Halloween was this weekend.  This year you were Mario from the Super Mario Brothers series.  You really seemed to like trick-or-treating.  On Friday night we went up and down a few streets with your Mother and sister.  It was very cold so we went to your Aunt Jennifer’s to warm up.  Later you and I went out and we hit every other house in our neighborhood.  It was a lot of fun to spend time with you, but carrying you for the last 25% of our trip was a bit tiring.

Well, keep up the good work, kid.  I will do my best to be more patient with you.  I love you.

  • Final Thoughts: We got so much candy!
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