June 24, 2008

A Little Kid Named Barrett

I shouldn't take bloggy breaks. It's always so hard to get back into the swing of writing again. Does that happen to you too?
Anyway, I do miss writing, and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with something to say that would be worth reading. Sometimes I feel like I've emptied the well and everything I have to say has been said, so what's the point?

Barrett took matters into his own hands and gave me another reason to write. Here's a conversation we had the other morning:

"Mommy? Do you know who King Martin Luther is?"

"Yes...." (I didn't want to correct him on this because I was wondering where on earth this conversation was going.)

"Does he know me?"

"I don't think so, sweetie."

There was a pause in the conversation. I studied his 6 year old little face and could see the wheels turning.

"Has his birthday come yet mommy?"

"I don't know. Why do you ask?"

"Well, I was going to send him a card."

"Oh! That's very sweet of you."

"Yeah, but he wouldn't know if I was a man or a kid, so I'd just sign the card,
'From a little kid named Barrett'."


  1. I have the same problem with bloggy breaks, but I usuallyhave so many things I can think to write on that I don't know how or where to start...it feels weird to just launch into something huge.
    Barrett is adorable...

  2. I love that age! The whole world is opening up for them. They are trying to figure out their place in the world. So cute watching them! Give him a big squeeze. :-)

  3. Adorable perspective! Just keep sharing your heart and your experiences, Judy. You have real wisdom, wit, and honesty that shows up in all of your meanderings. And it touches our hearts!


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