Waaaaay back when I was in first grade, a couple of older girls tried to convince me that boys had cooties. Now these girls were wise and worldly, I mean we were talking third graders here! But to be perfectly honest, I always sort of doubted their claims. And over the years, I collected plenty of evidence to the contrary. In fact, I've pretty much learned that boys are really pretty cool.
Most recent check in the "boys are cool" column was added yesterday. Chris sent us a lovely package. Not only did he send a beautiful card with a handwritten note inside that makes me smile every time I think of it, but he sent Annie and I each an incredibly lovely gift. He sent me a beautiful monogram wax seal! I tried, but couldn't get a photo that came close to doing it justice. And he sent Annie a lovely little notebook. And a note that said he knew it wasn't big enough to hold her next novel, but maybe she could use it write short stories in. She's literally told me at least three times already that she can't wait to start her next short story, so she can use the notebook. Just look at that face, and try to tell me she doesn't absolutely love her gift:
Thank you so much Chris!