This morning, before I left for work, I said goodbye to Oakley. Â She responded with an upturned, “Okay!”. Â And so, of course, I mocked her, responding with equal pep. Â I mean, that is my job as her father, right?
We went our separate ways for the day; me to work, Oakley to school. Â Tonight, after the girls were in bed, I got to see two pretty funny things. Â First, Oakley’s steno, which includes a daily note from Oakley, written during school.
In case you can’t read it, it says:
Dear Mama and Mr. Peppy Businessman,
It was a very rainy Monday. Â I am tired of parcipitation. Â Unless we have 15 inches of snow. Â Today we had Music. Â Look below to see what we did for handwriting. Â We have already learned all the strokes. Â My homework is due on Friday. Â This includes my reading log and math. Â The 100th day of school is on Thursday. Â Mrs. Dodd wrote steno in cursive. Â Have a nice day. Â I love you!
Pretty funny. Â And then, Miss Megan, a teacher of some renown from last year, forwarded the email she got from Oakley today. Â (A topic for another time: Oakley’s first grade teacher has become her pen pal, and they have their own book club, called “Bookends”, and the book they’re reading is Three Cups of Tea. Â I’m guessing you’re a bit jealous…)
Here’s the email.
Dear Miss sweet as a candy Megan,I am going to email you about chapter four right now;CHAPTER FOUR:I can’t believe that when Greg was only three months old his parents took him on their greatest adventure of their lives! They had a baby! It must have been so troublesome. The way Greg’s older and younger life was made me so glad for how fortunate I am to have such a nice childhood. I can’t believe that when Christa was only eight she began to have seizures and epilepsy. I am so sorry for her.Sincerely,Mr. Peppy Buisnessman’s Daughter,Oakley Martin