This week, I give you pictures, a conversation an offer and a correction.
Pictures: Spring has sprung…
Easter involved an in-house egg/Easter loot hunt.
Sometimes, Julianna reminds me of the tiniest, most fabulous 80-something.
J: Mom, I’m tanning!
Crazy hair day with her (FaceTime) kindergarten class.
Every night, we end the day by reading Calvin and Hobbes. A few nights ago, we read a strip in which Calvin asks Hobbes discuss what they would choose if they could have just one wish.
Hobbes wants a sandwich. Calvin, ever the pragmatist, wants money.
M: Julianna, what would you want?
J: she’s quiet for a minute. I would want to not have CMT.
M: I know, Julianna. That would be my wish too.
J: What would it be like if I didn’t have CMT?
M: You would be able to walk and run. You wouldn’t need your mask.
J: But my mask would miss me.
M: I think I think your mask would be OK. It would mean that you could breathe on your own.
J: But I wouldn’t want it to feel left out.
M: Hmmm. Well maybe you could keep it in your room but not use it. I think your mask would be happy for you…
Julianna is quiet.
M: Julianna, do you feel sad about having CMT?
J: Yes. I don’t remember what it feels like to walk because I’ve had CMT for so long.
M: I know…I’m sorry. I don’t mean to bring you down. When I asked you the wish question, I thought you’d talk about toys.
J: quickly — Toys are important too!
We are delighted to share that, so far, Julianna’s book has raised $870 for CMTA!
To everyone who has donated and/or purchased the book – THANK YOU.
For the month of April, we will send a signed (by Alex) and thumb printed (by J) copy of Julianna’s Adventures to one person who donates to CMTA (any amount) for Julianna.
After you donate, please send me an e-mail to enter the drawing:
We have now raised about $21,000 for CMTA. Amazing! But still quite a ways to go…
In Julianna’s Adventures, the blue swimming unicorn in Chapter 3 was incorrectly identified as male.
J: Mom, she’s a girl! Girls can be blue…
The author is correct. The editor regrets the error.