• DrSwae

Happiness Deliveries

Hello there.

Hoping you are safe wherever you are. So much change is happening and I know it’s troubling. I took a look at the boys today and they were so happy. It was the kind of happy where I felt so inspired to make their world a little better.

Where would I start?

For E, it wouldn’t take much. He just wants more blocks for his castle and army hats for the guard stations.

For S, he wants one more appliance to turn on.

For A, another cuddle or time writing his book.

For W, it’s more complicated.

Today on his own, he called a local boat repair shop and asked how old one has to be to work there. They told him he has to be 16. He was bummed, but then started thinking about how he only has five more years to go! (Five short years!!!!!! Please give me a minute while I cry.)

Later I asked him what it was that made him want to work there.

Did he need money for some big project?

Did he want to learn how to sail?

What would be do with the money?

Why there?

The answers:

  1. He has no big projects in mind.

  2. Yes he wants to learn how to sail but that’s not the primary motivation - would be a nice side benefit at most.

  3. He would save for college - Like father like son...

  4. He would like to work restoring and repairing boats because he loves to restore value to things people overlook because he can always see how cool they really are and how cool they can be.

I love that part about W. It’s completely true. He is always fishing things out of the recycling bins or trying to repair old appliances or gadgets to keep. I remember once his teacher told us that if W said something didn’t work, it could be guaranteed that he checked it out first and tried to fix it himself and was looking to “troubleshoot” whereas someone else might just be “notifying”. I’ll never forget that.

Actually I forget everything so that’s why I need to write it all down these days. So much is happening so fast. I don’t want to miss a moment.

Speaking of, socially distanced baseball starts tomorrow or as E say, “They will have to social dis.” I’ll let you know how it goes. Sarge and I will be watching from the sidelines. As you can see, I better bring my mitt.

From the looks of it, we may have another lefty...


Dr Swae


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