Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Million words or less

Just found this.  It is from a few years ago, 2010 I believe.  It was an assignment for the parents to write a "million words or less" essay about our child.  So naturally, I let the writer in the family take this be.  I thought it was not only clever, but also sweet and I didn't want to lose it in the deep dark recesses of my email.  Here it is:

Hi.  My name is Tyler.  Suppose it was almost 6 years ago when I met Lauren, or as my mommy and daddy like to call her, “Lolo”.  I remember clearly cause I just had the most unusual mornings like ever ever ever when I met her at Methodist Willowbrook hospital.  Lolo said she was also born 2 years earlier at that same hospital!!  I wasn’t much interested cause I needed a shower something fierce that day let me tell ya.  Anyhoo.  From that day forward I called Lauren, “sister”.  Still do today infact.  She and I love to do things together.  This summer for example… why we went to the beach in South Carolina and Galveston.  We also went to Colorado and went white water rafting.  We also got to go to Schlitterbahn two times!  My sister loves to swim.  She’s taking swimming lessons right now infact.  She’s always loved the water…even declaring one time that she wanted to grow up and train Shamu at Sea World!!  But I digest.  Lauren and I been best friends all my life.  Sure she has several girl friends she met while in her Girl Scout Troup.  She’s been doin’ that for some 3 years now I guess.  Lauren and I like to camp together.  We camped in my backyard and she has camped with her Girl Scouts.  I couldn’t camp with them because they yackity yack yack all night long.  Makes my head hurt. Sister and I draw lots of pictures at home.  Sister loves ART!  She has drawn some amazing pictures.  One thing I will NEVER do is get my nails done but Lolo loves getting her hair and nails done.  When Lauren and I go to the mall… she just HAS to walk through Macy’s or Dillards. UGH!!!  Give me a BREAK!  It’s RALPH Lauren… not LAUREN Kersh!  Good grief!  She doesn’t care.  I believe it was the French Romantic writer George Sand who once quipped “Vanity is the quicksand of reason.”  Indeed.  Oh.  Yes indeed.  Anyhoo.  One other thing I forgot to mention that Lauren and I love to do… that’s playing with our Golden Retriever named JJ.



OK.  Here goes.  I’ve never typed before because I don’t have opposing thumbs.  So Bark… I mean…. so bear with me.  This is JJ.  I’m the dog.  I’m 11.  I like sleeping.  Eating treats isn’t so bad either.  A dog hears a lot of things being around the house.  The big news riii….(yawn)..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…ght now is the new house!!!!  It’s a few minutes from our house in Treeline and the backyard is awesome!  My mini masters Lolo and Tyler just changed schools.  I hear all the stories about how amazing, beautiful, smart, incredible, excellent, great and amazing their new teachers are. 


(What?  Me?  Trying to be the school pet?  Naw!)




This is Lauren’s dad.  It’s hard to know where to start when describing Lauren.  She’s intelligent, thoughful, sensitive, sweet and kind.  Don’t get me wrong, she has her moments like we all do where she puts her brother in a full nelson suplex but at her core she has that sweet young naivete that as her parents we never want to see disappear.  Sadly, we know all too well it will one day.  Her favorite restaurants are Chili’s, Chick Fil A and McDonalds.  She would walk through fire for Bubblegum Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins.  Lauren is the oldest grandchild of 8 grandchildren.  When all the kids are together Lauren is the mother hen… constantly taking care of her younger cousins and brother.  Lauren has an intense desire to learn.  She’s done very well in school having earned straight As in every grade period.  She likes to read.  She works real hard at math but shes better in history, science and language arts.  She can be shy at times but she makes friends pretty quickly.  Lauren is a joy to be around and one of the sweetest kids you’ll ever meet.  Between her mom, brother, dog and me… she has a family around her that loves her very very much.  We look forward to the year ahead and hearing the many stories of all that she learns in your class. 

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