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Hey lady - you're becomming quite a little person. You can now say, "yes" and "no" with purpose... like Ella do you want to go to bed, "No!" - but Ella do you want to go down the slide? "Yeah." -
It's fun to watch. You're inquisitive just as I had hoped. You like to let us know what you know and what you want all the time. You don't like to cuddle much still but you're getting there... you hug more now and you are very interested in wrestling and relaxing with Mommy and I.
I have to say that watching you grow is the greatest thing I've ever experienced. You are everything I had hoped you would be - smart, tough, happy, angry when you're supposed to be, inquisitive, and loving.
It's all looking up for you kiddo - keep on rocking!
Dearest - it is important to read. Today I ran across a letter from one of America's greatest writers... and... greatest tragedies. Usually those that are the most tormented can offer the best advice... So - I start this news years with - a letter from F Scott Fitzgerald.
Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions
Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?