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Nov252009

IComLeavWe: Day 5

This is day five of IComLeavWe on speed. As I make my way through over 100 blogs this week, reconnecting and leaving comments, I hope to feature a couple of posts each day and also list the posts that I commented on.

Featured post - Letters to our children


I love it when people write letters to their kids on their blog. I've only managed it once so far, on the occasion of Julian's 4th birthday, but I just love reading the messages and thoughts that others want to share with their kids, like Anissa's letter of apology to her kids that I featured recently. Today I came across a wonderful letter and wanted to share it with you. So my featured post today is Oh, you dear, sweet thing from the Naptime Writing blog.

The letter starts out:
Dear little person:

I am so sorry that the world feels out of your control. I’m sorry it’s so tough to be small.

I’m sorry that people will minimize your frustrations by saying “it’ll only get worse.”

And I’m sorry that it will. Only get worse.

The letter goes on to talk about everything from adventure to societal pressures to donuts to feelings. It ends with thoughts on the burden and gift of a sibling. Go read. You'll nod. You'll cry. You'll empathize with the child. You'll empathize with the mother. It is truly a beautiful letter.

Posts I commented on



  1. Z Recommends: A Proposal for Disclosure on Twitter

  2. Beautiful Letdown: Tattling, Telling, and Working it Out

  3. Curious Dad: More thoughts on religion and parenting

  4. Mummy Do That: Timely

  5. BabelKid: Secret Language or Lack Thereof

  6. My Cost of Living: Thoughts on child-led parenting

  7. No Time for Flash Cards: Autumn memory game

  8. My Milk Split: Motherless mothering

  9. Mindless Mommy: Three Years Ago Ava was Diagnosed with Autism

  10. Naptime Writing: Oh, you dear, sweet thing

  11. Noble Savage: Unsafe but undeterred

  12. Okaasan Mommy: Surprise

  13. Paisley and Pretties: Thirty Awesome Things

  14. Now What? The shoe is on the other foot

  15. Parenting Baby to Sleep: How do we revert coercion with our children

  16. Penguin Unearthed: On imagining flexible work

  17. A peek inside the fishbowl: Because all the world is a stage ** this is a fabulous post and probably would have made it as my featured post if I hadn't already chosen one that I loved and wasn't about to go off to bed!

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Reader Comments (2)

Beautiful choice of letter.

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

I love this idea. When I get my life back (soon!!!!) I will have more time to have more fun. Sooooooooo looking forward to it.

November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Douglas

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