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Goodbye, titi :(

Dear Js,
It’s been 4 months since I last wrote. I really fell off the horse this time. And now I’m trying to climb back on. Forgive my sloppiness as I dump stuff on here to catch back up.
The last draft I had in

Saved your life again

Dear Js,
I saved your life, j. Again. I thought you would have learned after the last time you almost drowned. But NOPE. It’s our fault I guess. Because there’s no way the human race survived this long without learning that water is danger. But

“I am a bad boy”

Dear Js,
Abu left.
On the way to the airport:
J: “Mama, I don’t want Abu to leave us.”
Abu silent
j: “I’m feeling a little sleepy”
closed eyes
J: “but then you won’t be able to say goodbye to Abu.”
j: “at least I

j’s first day at preschool

Dear Js,
I love how comedians tell stories. I love how they can capture an audience and make them laugh. Here’s an example with Louis C.K. telling a story about his boat disaster with his kids — it’s from Jerry Seinfeld’s new series Comedians in

2 more ways to fail at dadding

Dear j,
The life of a parent is being worried about when you’ll screw up next. You fear that one of those goofups will result in your kids losing a finger, a tooth or an eye. Sometimes, no matter how much you worry, one of

“There are steps everywhere, you just have to find them” (+ bye bye molars)

Dear Js,
I was brushing my teeth before bed when it felt like I bit into a grain of sand. The “grain” rattled in my mouth and I caught it in my palm. It was white and the size of half a grain of rice.

Fun with germs

Dear Js,
It’s been more than a month since I last wrote. It seems like every time I write I have yet another excuse.
I bet you’re excited to know what my excuse is this time. It’s not a good one but hey it’s all

First pedals

Dear Js,
Guess what! Today is a day with another first.
Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

It was interesting.
The first thing I did before even loading it up into our trunk was take the training wheels off. I told you that the wheels

First swimming pool (+a new business is born)

Dear Js,
(I’m going to apologize up front, in case you were expecting some cool pictures or videos of us at the pool. Cameras, water, children and concerned/suspicious parents just don’t mix.)
We’ve been struggling to get back into the routine after Abu left. Mama’s