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Friday, April 22, 2005

Thank you YW! 

Yesterday was my Birthday (HBTM!). About 2 weeks before my big day, YW told me that my present from him was going to be a book. But, he informed me, he didn't know which book I wanted. I said that Collapse by Jared Diamond looked very interesting. Life continued and YW never had a chance to go Birthday shopping with MLWN.

The night before my Birthday I was reading books to YW before bedtime. There was time for one more book so I plucked The Story of Ferdinand off his shelf. I told him that it was one my favorite books when I was his age. We read the story and admired the pictures and then he went to sleep on his glorious bunk bed.

In the morning I was in the kitchen getting ready for work when he got out of bed. As far as I can tell, he remembered that it was my birthday and that he hadn't gotten me a book, because when he came out to the kitchen he looked like he was about to cry when he said "Happy Birthday Dad." I said, "Thank you YW" and he whipped out from behind his back the Ferdinand book and said, "This is for you." It was one of the sweetest things he's ever done.

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