To my son Tommy,
Today, for the second time in your life, you put on clothes straight from the dryer. You were as thrilled as you were the first time. It was exciting to see your face light up as the warmth of your school uniform took away the chill from the morning air. You reminded me, yet again, to appreciate the little things in life. And to think, had we been completely organized and on the ball, your clothes would have been done at least the night before, and cold by the morning. Warm clothes right from the dryer is just a reminder that there is joy in life even when you are playing catch up with the world that is seemingly coming at you too fast. Warm clothes from the dryer remind you that everything will turn out okay in the end. Wait till you realize that you can warm most anything in the dryer, like a blankie to cuddle with your mom and dad on a chilly autumn or winter night!
Sincerely with love from your dad,