Dear Jude: 2Chins

My dearest, darlingest Jude, as much as it cracked me up, in hopes of saving your life in the future allow me to explain: when someone (like Mommy) asks you “And where is Mommy’s chin?”, please do not ever again put your finger to your own perfect chin, gaze at her contemplatively then announce with…

Dear Jude: Oh, your beautiful heart

Dear Jude, it has always been one of my dearest wishes that you learn to care for and take care of those around you. It warms my heart when you identify the feelings of others as best you can (Mommy sad? Friend cry. Daddy tired.), especially when you try to fix it (i love it…

Dear Jude: Fireworks!

Dear Jude, there may be some “deep saints” who might get all riled up about what you said after Champs the other day, but for the record, I personally think it’s brilliant the way you call fireworks “Jesus magic in the sky” 🙂

Dear Jude: The Wheels on the Bus

Dear Jude, you have a mom who, being classically trained, has sung to you from you were in the womb. Seeking to instill a sense of culture, I sang you arias, I sang you hymns and I sang you playlist-worthy selections from modern jazz, folk, pop and R&B hits. How was I, a first time…

Dear Jude: Oh how your little mind works!

Dear Jude, I love how mechanical your mind is. I’ve long known you to be the kind who wants to understand not simply WHAT something is, but also WHY it is. As proud as I’ve been of this ‘ask everything’ mentality, I was unaware of the side effect of sheer awkwardness it could bring. Thanks…