Sunday, November 23, 2003
When I was driving home on Friday night the weirdest thing happened. I was thinking about something I wanted to tell you and for a split second I thought about calling you at home. It was like I forgot you were dead.
Pop Pop Teddy came over for Shabbat dinner that night. At one point Mom called Joe, "Joseph." It made me think of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and that made me think of you. I loved the way you always wanted to hear the part near the end where Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. I would fast forward the CD to Track 13, I think it was. You knew how to do it yourself.
When I wrote you the other night about how a lot of Disney movies have someone die, I had forgotten one of the reasons why. I read in a magazine this week a story about how after Walt Disney made Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs he built his mom and dad a brand new house. That was a really nice thing to do. The sad part is that there was a problem with the furnace (that is the thing that makes houses warm) and his mom died. People think that he was so sad about his mom dying that he made movies with children being separated from parents, like Dumbo. I made the mistake of playing Dumbo for you guys when Mom was up in New York doing IVF. Jack loved Dumbo but it would make him terribly sad. I think that the song "When I See and Elephant Fly" is one of the greatest songs ever.
Cartoon Network is having an Iron Giant marathon this weekend. They are playing it twelve times in a row which is fine by me. "Rock." "Tree." "Soopermaan."
On Saturday we went down to the Mall for a Walk-a-thon to Help the Homeless which Mommy's work puts together every year. We were in Minnesota last year and couldn't go.
This year we went and Pop Pop Teddy came with us. It was very warm out and thousands of people walked. We went kinda slow because Joe wanted to walk and he walks as fast as a really slow turtle, and Jack didn't want to walk, which slowed him down to as fast as a really slow turtle. It didn't matter because it was so beautiful and we got to walk by all of the monuments.
At the very end we ran into friends and then we went to Cactus Cantina for lunch. It was a close to perfect day.
Today we took Joe to see The Wiggles. Joe fell asleep in the car and we waited outside for him to get a least a half-an-hour sleep before we woke him up and took him in. He was kinda grumpy but after a while he got into it. He finally started dancing toward the end.
I think he had fun. I bet you don't remember when we went to Disney on Ice and Jack freaked out.
I miss you. We're getting close to the day you died.