When Kubla was a baby I set up an email address in his name so I could send messages on his behalf to friends and family. Here are some samples.
I want to tell you how much fun I had yesterday with you and Dad. I was a little scared of the sand at the beach, but I really loved it when you ran with me on your back and Dad chased us. I laughed so hard I peed in my diaper!
Then on the way home you gave me the best toy ever. Can I get another stick for my birthday?
I love you,
I’m sorry I’ve been so difficult today. I’m just not feeling good. My teeth are coming in. I haven’t pooped all day. Please understand that I’m still just 15 months old. I can’t always express myself so well.
I’ll be better tomorrow.
I love you.
Dad said he’ll be home today around 5:50. He said he would take me for a walk, but I think it might be too cold outside. What do you think?
I love you.
We send emails wishing friends and family happy birthday. To Liping for Mother’s Day. I set things up so incoming messages are forwarded to my own account.
What do you wish you could help your kids say?
In two weeks I’ll give a free Kidorable umbrella to whoever makes my favorite comment.