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All is right with the world…

I often tell Katie that in a family, it’s important that each person is a team player.

I’ve always wanted her to understand that she is a part of a larger whole and that she has a responsibility to the rest of us.

Craig left on Friday to visit a friend in Southern California for a much-deserved boys’ weekend.

To say that the weekend without him was rough is an understatement.

There was a plenty of whining. And plenty of wine.

Yesterday, Katie was truly lost in thought. When I asked her what she was thinking, she replied, “Daddy is on our team. I need him to come home.”

And my heart just melted.

I was more than ready for him to come home, too.

Katie, Matthew, and I were at the airport 30 minutes early today because we truly couldn’t wait to see their Daddy.

And now that he’s home? All is right in our world.

Know What?

Hi, Daddy. It’s Katie.

What are you doing, Daddy?

Are you having a good day?

Me too.

What are you doing?

Make sure you talk to people in your meetings.

Me? I’m in my kitchen.

I’m playing with my brother.

Yes, Matthew. He’s right here.

Make sure you eat lunch, Daddy.

Are you going to have a burrito?

Mommy said I can have noodles for lunch.

I miss you, Daddy.

Know what…know what, Daddy?

It will be dark when you get home.

Yeah, because you’re at work.

Why do you have to work, Daddy?

I miss you when you’re not at home.


Today is Wednesday. What comes next, Daddy?

Know what…know what? On Saturday, it’s the weekend and we have GYMNASTICS! Just Daddy and Katie.

Me too!

Okay, Daddy.

Have a great day.

Make sure you talk to people.



Oh, okay. I love you too, Daddy.

Okay. Bye, Daddy.

This post is in response to a Red Writing Hood prompt that called for a piece written mainly in dialogue. As I was wringing my hands over what to write, Katie tossed this right into my lap. So, I’m a big cheater. I had my iPhone with me and recorded her “conversation,” a conversation during which Craig was not on the other end of the line. I couldn’t resist writing this out. It was too precious. So, thank you for indulging this mommy.

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