Third Letter to my Older Son

This is my third letter to M, my first born son.  Feel free to read my previous letters to him.

Dear M,

Summer has officially ended with the start of school this week.  We had such a great summer.  We explored in San Francisco, camped in Wisconsin, played with your cousin and gathered with relatives including Great Grandma and my great aunts.  You also had a lot of free time to play with your brother and sister.  If you had your choice, you'd have free time every day and summer is perfect for that.  I love how close the three of you are and how well you play together- well most of the time!

4th grade may be a big change for you.  You'll have more homework than last year and you'll be learning a lot more too.  At times, it may feel overwhelming and hard.  But know that Daddy and I are always here for you, to help you figure out how to complete your homework, to participate in your activities and to still have some free time.

These images are from your 9th birthday.  I know all parents say this, but I can't believe you are nine and in 4th grade.  Have a wonderful 4th grade year kiddo!  I love you!  -Momma


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  1. Karin O'Brien August 22, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Come on – admit it. You’re actually excited to help him with his homework, aren’t you? Or is that just me 🙂 What a handsome young man!! Good luck with the school year!

  2. Stacy August 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Great letter! I love the handstand picture!

  3. Jes Gwozdz August 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Wow, he has really turned into Paul’s Mini-Me. I am totally smiling. 🙂

  4. Karen Rodgers August 22, 2013 at 9:48 pm #


    What a sweet letter…all the fun and togetherness of the summer and the realization that he’s going on to bigger and better with the support of his two fabulous parents! He has a lot to look forward to.