and then i missed her a lot

clara janeYou probably don’t have much clue as to how much I love this kid. So, I’ll give you an example.

For her first birthday, I sent her a package full of things. One of those things happened to be a piggy bank from IKEA. Every 1 year old needs something from IKEA, right?

The plan, according to The Cuz, was to fill the bank with the new Minnesota quarters. It wasn’t until recently that I started looking for them when I get change.

And then, there I was – standing at the Coke machine yesterday with two quarters in my pocket. I was ready to put the final quarter in, when I just happened to look at it. Yep, you guessed it – a Minnesota quarter. After probably three whole minutes of deliberation, I finally put it back in my pocket.

So, dear Clara Jane, you sent me into caffeine detox yesterday just by merely existing. Minus the Red Bull I needed for breakfast this morning, you managed to probably make my walking experience this weekend a lot more tolerable by depriving me of my caffeine a few days prior.

I owe ya one, kiddo.


  1. That kid of mine loves to help. She loves that piggy bank, too.

    Just to make you totally nuts, right now she’s announcing, “I love you, Mama! I love you Daddy! I love you whoever happens to walk into my line of sight!” all the time.

  2. PeeWee

    I save New York quarters. For what purpose, I don’t know. I have put off doing laundry because I don’t want to spend them, though.

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