Dear baby, letter 3.

Dear baby,

Do I have the best news ever!

(Well, it’s exciting to me at least.)

This morning, I asked your daddy if he would mind if one day you and I got markers and colored in his tattoo!

Do you know what he said?

He said yes!

You see, his arm looks like a coloring book.  And you don’t know this about me yet, but I just LOVE to color.  (I’m really hoping you learn to love it, too.)

If you’re a girl, I don’t think your daddy will mind if you use pinks and purples.  (I might have also gotten us permission to paint his toenails.)

And if you’re a boy who really prefers louder, more physical activities, I promise that at least in this instance, you’ll enjoy coloring.  You’ll see that your daddy’s arm looks like an explosion of reptile skin and machinery combined.  Really, really tough boy stuff.  And, oh yeah, there’s also a dragon tattoo that’s missing some color as well.  I’ll betcha that’s fair game.

When I was a little girl, I colored all of the time.  Eventually I picked up on the beautiful techniques that my mom, your grandma, used and perfected my hobby even more.  If I recall correctly, I won two coloring competitions in my childhood.  One was a Free Willy coloring page from the video store.  Another was a page depicting a scene from The Nutcraker, a play that’s well known and, at the time, was being performed locally.  (They even called me up on stage!)

It’s no wonder that I’m a hair colorist today, huh?

So, yes, I can’t wait to color with you… all over your dad… and all over coloring book pages.  Let’s try to keep our art and inspiration off the walls though, mmmmmkay?

With a growing love,

Your Mom

PS – Here’s the arm that we get to look forward to:

(Don’t forget to read yesterday’s blog to qualify for a password to Monday’s exclusive post!)


  1. May 19, 2012

    Okay, when I read a post like this, it brings back ALL kinds of memories of what my mom and I liked to do. Now, I’m thinking it would be really cool for you to have a girl, and I would fly home on a weekend in November or December, and we could take her to see the Nutcracker in D.C. That was my favorite holiday thing to do with my mommy.

  2. May 19, 2012

    Loved coloring with you guys! Still do ……

  3. May 19, 2012

    Same here Suzanna. BIG colorer back in the day! Especially paper napkins that had embossed designs on them, while bored at relative’s houses.

  4. May 19, 2012

    Oh Suzy…… are already such an amazing mommy! I love you!

  5. May 21, 2012

    Coloring was second only to word definitions, when I was young. I sound like a nerd, I know.

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