Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DEAR ZAYMES

Happy Birthday!

I am amazed that you are old enough to go to scouts. It was so fun for us to talk with you on the phone about your very first scout camp.  We loved seeing the pictures of your pack too - it was bigger than you are.

Do you know what a wood tick is?

Please be sure to have you mom or dad teach you about ticks.  I took this quiz and only got 8 out of 15 of the answers right. Papapa is right to be very careful to never get a tick. When you get home from camps and hikes ALWAYS check (even in your hair) to make sure you do not have any ticks. And clean all your stuff carefully too so none are hiding out in there.

We notice that your brothers are getting almost bigger than you are. That might make it very hard to remember to be kind to them.  Do it anyway. You are a very clever boy.  You can think of HOW to do that - even when it is not easy.

ALWAYS be kind to you mom and your sister as well as your brothers and your dad.  You know that being kind is one of the most important things to help you be happy in life. If you ever feel unhappy be kind to someone and you will feel a lot better.

AND if you have been unkind to someone just stop it. Say, "I'm sorry for ______", and then do something nice for them. They will be very surprised. You can even say 'I am sorry' in a letter but it is better if you look them in the eye and say it to their face.

You can only be truly happy when you are kind.

We love you lots and lots and sure miss you.  Love Papapa and Grandma.