To my son Tommy,
One of the best thing about a six year old is that you can convince them things are cool that, later in their life, their peers would quickly inform them it is decidedly not cool. We do this to you. Some six year olds, however, have parents and grandparents that teach them how to avoid developing a liking for those "cool" things that will cause them ridicule in the future. You definitely do not have those people in your life. You can tell that by the gift your grandfather gave you last night, a straw that wraps around your head into a pair of eye glasses and finally into your mouth. You think these are the coolest. Your teenage years are destined to be in the "not that cool" club. I okay with that because it will teach you to have pride in your genetic dorkness and to spurn superficial "coolness"
Sincerely with love from your dad,