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  1. Brandon
    August 29, 2011

    Amazing how things come around full circle.

    I really liked this post, Bill. As my oldest daughter continues to become an adult, it’s made me think back and contemplate my own passage of time and wonder where it all went and whether I did all I could do.

    All I can hope for is that my best was good enough and that my kids will look back and see what we tried to do for them. Maybe the lessons were good enough to see them used with my (eventual) grandkids. We’ll see.

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    • hams
      August 29, 2011

      Thanks Brandon. Time and perspective have made me see things differently — forward and backwards. I know I am a much better Dad than I had, and I pray that my son Eli will be exponentially better than me. But I also realize that life can really suck, and my alcoholic Dad did the best he could. Having a son who wanted to take his head off wouldn’t have helped things a whole lot. Perspective comes at a cost.

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  2. Melisa
    August 22, 2011

    WHY do teenaged boys always wear t-shirts and shorts in the winter??? GAH! That drives me crazy. My sons claim they’re never cold, but that can’t be right. Hormones?

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    • hams
      August 22, 2011

      I NEVER saw this in the U.S. when we lived there. But it is a kiwi thing, big-time. Seeing construction workers and house-builders wearing jackets and tool belts and shorts and steel-toed boots just makes me shake my head. I blame it on the sheep. Hush.

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  3. tracey – justanothermommy
    August 22, 2011

    I loathe the day that I become “cute” not because of my actual attractiveness but because younger people think that my feisty personality is adorable.

    At least your son thinks you’re cute and not embarrassing, though.

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    • hams
      August 22, 2011

      “Cute” was the best I could do back when I was gurlin’ , amidst the dinosaurs. And now it returns because I am round and old. Yay. What?

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  4. Sweaty
    August 20, 2011

    Amazing drawing!!! That was SO awesome! Not only very well-drawn, but it is also very insightful and speaks volumes.

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    • hams
      August 20, 2011

      Thanks. I agree. This man cub of mine writes like his daddy, draws like his artist mom, and makes music like I dunno who. Quite a young feller, he is.

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