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This week we’re going to take a trip down Memory Lane! Each day this week I’ll be posting one of five of my favorite stories ever published here. Some are taken from books and others (like today’s) have only been published online thus far. These are some funny, some sad, some heart-warming moments from the life we’ve lived. I invite you to enjoy them with me, too.
Today is Cameron’s birthday! So this day’s Memory Lane will feature two Cam-centric posts! One this morning, and one later today. Enjoy! (And happy birthday to our littlest boy!)
Who Does Dad Love?”
February 29th, 2012
Putting Cam in bed is usually a job for Dad. It’s great fun, actually. Cam and I definitely “bond” at these regular meetings. We’ve come up with plenty of fun regular rituals: which blanket goes where, which book is read first, and so many more entertaining—and important!—routines that perhaps I’ll elaborate in a future post.
As we were wrapping up another fun bed time, I asked him, “Cam, who does Dad love?”
I expected a big smile and a jocund, “Caaaam!” but instead Cam’s first thought was, “Warrmart.”
I asked, “Walmart?”
Pause. Gathering thoughts. “OK, but, who else does Dad love?” (It was hard to stifle my laughter at this point.)
“Mommmmm!” Cam offered with a smile.
“Yes! Who else does Dad love??” I was determined to get to the supposedly easy answer I initially sought. Apparently, Cam thinks I’m pretty good at loving lots of people!
“Adex,” was Cam’s next suggestion.
“Yep! And who else does Dad love???”
“CAM!” At this point both our faces lit up and we enjoyed a big “squeeze hug” and, actually, continued the game. Cam came up a few more times, as did Mom, and then the rest of the kids.
Jen suggested that Walmart probably came up because it had been mentioned as part of the plans for the day, but that activity never materialized. The kids have $10 gift cards to spend at Walmart … from Christmas! Guess we should get to that some day…
So I may not love “Warrmart”, but I unabashedly love that beautiful little boy you see above: Cameron James Campbell!