Links: Happy 8th Birthday, Z 2011 Edition

by Meryl Evans | Category: Books, Business, Meryl's Notes Blog, Tech, Writing 1 comment

My little guy, who turned eight yesterday, will be in third grade next fall — in the latter half of his elementary school years. Years ago, I started a tradition in writing a letter to my children on their birthdays reflecting the past year. I showed my daughter several letters on her 16th birthday as a way to connect when we went to breakfast for her birthday. But I think I’ll give all of the letters to them on their 18th birthdays. (Unless you have a better idea.) So daughter gets hers next year.


Eight is a great age. Still young enough to be adorable, like cartoon and other movies tween boys typically don’t watch (He asked to see The Wizard of Oz and Aunt E gave him the DVD and we watched it together. 12-year-old brother didn’t join us.) and doing crafts like Pearler Beads. It won’t be long before I’m a mom of “older” kids who don’t do the cute stuff anymore. I try to make the most of every day of his life and his siblings’ too. They’re only a certain age for one year, kids for 18 and adults for way more than that.

Mazel tov, William and Kate.

Brain food…

And for fun because we’re allowed…

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  • Posted by Vivian on May 1st, 2011, 6:03 AM

    Writing letters for birthdays like you do is a nice idea. It’s sort of a way of reconnecting with them and letting them know you care about what’s going on in their lives. :)

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