Today Carter was toddling towards me with a grin on his face and a twinkle in his eye. But then he slightly miscalculated his balance and promptly fell flat onto his face.
Of course I scooped him up and held him, tears liberally streaming (from him, not me...although I do hate to see him hurt, his dramatics were actually making me laugh- horrible mother that I am)
I said the first thing that popped into my head (because I spend a lot of time with two babies and have too much time to think therefore tending to an emerging version crazy)
"Oh Carter sweetie. If Hallmark had cards for toddlers, I would send you one that says"
and then I laughed because the concept of Hallmark making cards for an entire segment of the population that not only couldn't read, but would only use the card as a soggy teething device seemed funny to me in the moment.
But then being the maniac that I am, I sat down to see how many other Hallmark cards would fit for toddlers....hmmmm
(no this picture wasn't from this morning. I'm not a TOTAL monster. This was when he got upset after having too many pictures taken maybe a week ago. Can you imagine?)
So when you see this as Hallmark's next big "thing"...just remember that you saw it here first.
p.s. I know I totally threw that sample chapter at you yesterday and have been a bit sick to my stomach ever since thinking about you all hating it. THANK YOU so much to those of you who read it (and bonus points to those of you who left comments). You will never know how much that means to me as I continue to work and prepare for the next step.