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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Evidence


Why do I tempt her? Why is it even within reach?

My husband, Shawn, collects typewriters. Yep, he does. We have four of them. He's always looking for one that is more ancient than the last one he's purchased. One of the typewriters sits in our living room and is "untouchable." Shawn will occasionally type on it but otherwise it is basically a decoration. Last night my daughter was plucking away at it and we reminded her not to touch. She stopped and we thought it was handled.
After the kids went to bed we noticed a paper next to the typewriter. An old large sticky note with several typed letters. At first I thought, "Was it my son this time?" Um, no it was little Jane. She had typed JHubb in several spots on the paper, basically labeling the evidence that she had touched the typewriter AGAIN. Then I looked up and noticed what was at the top of the paper, "mmoomm I Love you." Kinda made it hard to be upset with her...how do they manage to do that?

12 comments:

  1. So cute! Can't blame the kid! Who can resist a typewriter?!

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  2. Great! This need to write is there - find a typewriter of her own - they are just fun to write on. Leave paper beside it and let her go to!

    I love her note to you!

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  3. Remember the quote on the new slice of life info page? "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou might just have been thinking of little Jane when she wrote that. :) Love that girl!

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  4. What a lovely keepsake! Cut her some slack, I'd probably play with it if I came over, too.

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  5. How sweet! It really does make it difficult to be upset with her doesn't it? That will be fun story to retell when she gets older!

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  6. That is the sweetest story ever! I wonder if Santa can fit one down the chimney?

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  7. Caught red-handed, but oh is that cute. She loves you! :)

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  8. There is something magical about the click clack of typewriter keys and watching the letter swing up to the roller. Temptation is too great, but what a sweet note.

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  9. Aww-& they do manage to do that, Betsy! How sweet is that! I just sold my grandmother's typewriter in my sale-wish I had known! Just couldn't keep everything!

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  10. This makes me smile. I am so glad that you included the picture along with your words. It has been a long time since I have used a typewriter. I am glad that your kids get to see them in their everyday life.

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  11. I'm pretty impressed that they know how to work a typewriter. I just found a typewriter ribbon in an old desk...should I send it along??? Had a good laugh explaining why we would still have it to my daughters.

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