Newborn feet

Dear Son, You were born today at 8:20pm on a cold and rainy October evening.  Most everyone around us was paying attention to a federal election here in Canada.  For us, and for your Grammie and Grampa, the only thing in the world of importance was you.  Our beautiful and brand new baby boy. You […]

Crib

Waiting Can be Hard

Dear Son, So, the “sweep” procedure didn’t get you to come early.  We find ourselves, that is Me, your mother, your Grammie and your Grampa, waiting to see when you’ll choose to arrive with baited breath. I had a long talk, mostly along the same lines as what many of these letters contain with your […]

planetary sunrise

Up Early

Dear Son, So today might well be the day! I’m up early this morning for a business call to Sweden that didn’t actually happen, and imagining what life is going to be like after you’re born.  Very different, I suspect! Today, a lot of people are skipping parenthood.  They would rather keep chasing their own […]

Antique Clock

Down to the Wire

Dear Son, I’m a little behind on these, and hoping that I can make them all up in short order, while still writing some quality letters to you.  In the past few days, your mother and I have been assembling and disassembling more furniture, building toys, washing clothes, cleaning, and putting things away.  We’ve even […]

Padlock

Locked Posts

Dear Son, There are post here that are just for you, not anyone that I might share this work with.  They all use a single password that I will give you along with this blog. These are letters of a deeply personal nature, and you should be careful with whom you share them. One thing […]

Baby Clothes

Sproutfits

Dear Son, Today, I have just put on my first load of laundry for you to ensure that you have clean clothes waiting for you when you get home.  Just a couple of weeks now, and you’ll be with us.  I spent much of my morning lifting and moving heavy furniture, so that we could […]

Father and Baby in Swimming Pool

Stay-At-Home-Dad

Dear Son, The shape of families has changed rapidly over the last three hundred years or so.  Our cultures has changed and is changing so much over the years that what is true about the shape of a family in one generation won’t be true for another. For many fathers in the past couple of […]

Drips, by Hans

Rainy Days

Dear Son, It’s a dim and rainy day today.  I am sitting on the living room couch in an apartment I don’t think you’ll ever remember, even though it will be your first home.  Your mother is at the dining room table working away at important school material.  It’s quiet and cool, aside from the […]

Incomplete Carving on Tree

Name

Dear Son, I think your Mother and I have finally settled on a name for you.  It’s something that we both felt was very important – to pick the right name for you to go through life with.  So many people these days are frivolous when it comes to naming their children.  Yours was one […]