Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pappy's Advice to his Grand Daughter

Dear Ethyl, Agnes (aka Grand Daughter)

As a father of two girls I want to share with you my experiences of being a Dad. First of all you are lucky to have your Mom and Dad as parents. You won the parent lottery.

Until you are 5, your Mom and Dad will spoil you, as you deserve. I hope you will appreciate it! As your Pappy, I will do everything is can to mess up all the good things your parents have taught you. ENJOY IT!

When you start school, enjoy all the different kids you will meet. Most of them will add something good to your life.
Try lots of different stuff. Play with your friends, join groups, play sports, learn a musical instrument. Do what you like, not what others think you should do. Whatever it is, do it well!

Boys are jerks! If you accept this idea, you will get along fine with all of them. If he says let's climb a tree, do it only if you want to climb a tree. Should you decide you just want to enjoy looking at the tree, you do just that. Let him climb it himself.

Set small goals for yourself. Don't use other peoples ideas for yourself. Accept your limitations and work hard at developing your strengths.

Trust your parents for good, honest advice. Even when you disagree with them. Remember they have your best interests at heart. You are going to test the limits set by your parents. When you do, set your own limits. Don't let others do it for you. Your mom and Aunt can tell you more about this.

Love your pets. They will always love you back without question.

My job in your life is to give you all the love I can find. Take advantage of me. I won't be around for ever, so let's enjoy each other while we can.



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