Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love, Grandpa Jones

The first couple of postcards that we got
I thought,
"Oh, how nice
, my dad sent a
post card."

And then
they just kept coming
every trip he takes
busisness or vacation

(Kenna making her best raccoon face)

my kids carry them around
like badges of honor
Kenna and Cohen are so jealous
that Caden has more than they do
(Well, He's been around longer, they forget that sometimes)
So sometimes
He lets them borrow some of his
and pretend like they are theirs

I have read some of those postcards to them
ten plus times

and they know which ones are theirs
Boy Howdy do they know

How do you explain to a 3 year old
(and my 6 year old for that matter)
that those are fake aliens on the Roswell card
and that Grandpa will not get eaten by wolves
when he goes to Minnesota?

They think that the cards are magical.

He has made them a magical thing.

His messages are always creative
and funny
and age appropriate too
Cohen has explained to me several times
"The eagle is nice Mom, Grandpa said it was nice"

Did you know Dad?
Did you know the magic you are sending in the mail?
Do you know they think that you are "SO COOL?"
Cause you are
You are magical and awesome and "so cool"

Thanks for taking the time
and putting in the effort.
We love you

and your postcards.


Kasi Good said...

That is so awesome! What a wonderful memory for your kids. They will never doubt that their grandpa loved them.

Kristin said...

This is so fantastic! What a great idea your dad had. Makes me smile :)

Bernie and Doll said...

We love them too! Dad's a ROCKSTAR!