Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I love this website: 500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter. It's so sweet. I made a similar list after living in Costa Rica for a semester and was getting ready for my parents to come down for a visit. Most of the things on my list were not sweet. or cute. Instead, they read like this:
  • Double the amount of deet that you are bringing. Then double it again.
  • Do not drink the milk. Ever. I learned this the hard way.
  • Do not grab onto branches to steady yourself when walking through the rain forest. They will most likely have a pit viper (snake) curled around them.
  • Prepare for scorpions in your shoes, pants, and towels.
  • Please bring bagels.

Stuff along those lines. Not so sweet and cute.

Here is #100 from 500 Pieces of Prudent Advice:

#100 I love you.
Your grandmother, my mother, wished that I share this with you here above all of her other gems. I can guarantee you daughter, looking back on the relationship that she and I have shared, that there will be times you just don't believe it. But it is, and will always be, an absolute, unwavering certainty that I Love You.