Friday, March 19, 2010

It All Makes Sense Now



When you entered our lives 11 years ago, the kingdom celebrated with banners and trumpet song. You brought a joy to us beyond what we had ever imagined or experienced before.




We served you with delight; your interests became our interests, your passions our passions, whether it was Thomas the Tank Engine, or more recently, Legos. We read what you read. We watched what you watched. We eagerly awaited your next decree: "No hamburgers!" "No soccer!" "No early mornings!"




The depth of your strong emotions seemed to come from a place more regal than just a middle class, suburban family. Were you a changeling? Did you know something we did not know?





When you had a good day, all was right with the world. When your mood turned melancholy, the entire kingdom suffered. Our schedules, our rhythms, orbited around your young, brilliant sun.




We wondered endlessly: Were you properly fed, attired, rested?


Some days it felt as if the kingdom was being ruled, albeit benevolently, by a tiny dictator.



The way you would walk away from an open car door, not bothering to shut it, and the manner in which you would call out, "Where are my shoes?" when surely you were the only one who would know such a thing, were certain signs of someone of noble birth, who need not be bothered with the minutiae of daily life.


And now that the Day of the 5th Grade Medieval Feast is upon us and you have been appointed Lord of the Manor, it all makes perfect sense.

Lord Jake, as your humble servants we ask you to continue to shine your favor upon us.




Love,




Mom, Dad, and Molly






p.s. At least I didn't have to make Chicken Pudding this year.

13 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

He certainly looks very regal.

Cute post!

Tracie said...

I have a Lord in my manor, too. He's 10. I've been hoping he'll outgrow it for 10 years.

Angie said...

This was great!! I've got one myself! Same age and all! Thanks for stopping by today!

anymommy said...

Perfect post. Isn't it great when you finally figure them out?! ;-)

Brenda Susan said...

Oh I love this post! Your perspective is so funny & so true! We are SO at their mercy!

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Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Anna, this means that YOU are a Duchess!! You go, girl!

Christy said...

Hehehe - very funny Anna. And THANK GOD you didn't have to make that dish again this year!!! Cute photo, of course!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love it. Especially the picture!

Brian Miller said...

ha. love it...very nice...

the mama bird diaries said...

enjoy your lord of the manor!

Anonymous said...

So funny. He's adorable, and lucky to have such an astute court member anticipating his needs and desires.

jbhat

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