Tuesday, August 19, 2003
I saw Mary Kate and Ashley on the cover of a magazine.
They look very grown up now. I have to make sure when I write to you that I keep track of the fact that you'd be getting older. I look forward to talking to you about older boy stuff when the time comes. Even though we called you a little man, you knew how to be a kid. It is important to be a kid -- to think like a kid, act like a kid and play like a kid -- when you are a kid. I guess what I am trying to say is that there is no rush to grow up. Being a grown up is hard. Being a kid is fun.
Seeing the magazine made me remember when we were in Minnesota for your transplant. Because you loved Mary Kate and Ashley so much I drove over to the Mall of America and shot video of them when they visited the Mall to promote one of their movies. There were thousands of people who came to see them. It was a madhouse. I came back to the hospital and we sat together and watched the video I took. I should have tried to get something autographed for you. I miss being able to do things like that for you. Make every day special, right.
The first anniversary of the day you almost died is coming up and the start of school. Both of those days are going to be hard. Joe knows how to say the words "happy" and "sad." Still no breakthrough on "Henry," though. We'll keep working on that.