Now I’m not saying the world is an awful place. Quite the opposite in fact. But I do believe that as you grow, you eventually loose the child inside until you experience life, only to find it once again. I found it because of you. Others may find it in a different way. Because of you, I know that I had it. The person I always wanted to be, I already once was. Honest, kind, fun, and adventurous. When I was your age I didn’t care what I looked like, or whom I hung out with. I bet I just wanted to experience life with whoever was up for it. I try to remember this when you ask me to build a sand castle in the back yard, or build a “tippy tall tower” out of giant blocks. What that means to you is far different than what it means for me. You become a knight looking for a dragon. You become a builder, or a monkey washing the windows of a skyscraper. There is a quote I love that says, “Boys live adventures that men only dream of”. I want you to know this for certain. You are having a wonderful time being a boy, and you are determined to experience one hell of an adventure. Know this when you are older, and find it once again.