December 20, 2012

A Letter to Future Sippy Cup (19)

Hey kid,

Last night, you tied your sneakers by yourself for the very first time.

I can imagine that by the time you're reading this, you will have conquered this quotidian task.

But you should know that you have spent the past few days practicing how to tie your sneakers and finally, on the night of December 19, 2012, you were blown away when you got it right.

Like most of life's important moments, the real lessons were hidden in a mundane event.

You see, over the past few days, you have learned the value of patience.  Of hard-work.  Of dedication.  Of resilience.

And, tonight, you took another step towards your independence.

I know it sounds like I'm over-dramatizing a simple moment in your development.

But I'm your father.  I have a right to do that.


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