THE 52 PROJECT

19/52

olive | For Mother's Day, you hugged me and said, "mom, I love that you are always kind to me and never feist me." "Do you mean fight?" I asked. "No," you assured me. "I meant feist." You hugged me again, and I knew it was straight from…

17/52 + 18/52

olive| You found a turtle in our backyard this week and named him Wonder Kay Douglass. Wonder--for the way you said he must think about the world, and Kay after your middle name. You asked us to keep him, and we said yes. The following day you…

15/52 + 16/52

olive | Every morning you brush your hair and tie it up on your own. Sometimes you ask to wear lip gloss, and when I tell you no, you respond, "but you do!" as if we are the same age. blythe | You've been pushing some buttons lately,…

14/52

14 | What does courage mean? Can you think of a time when you had to be really courageous? olive | It was brave when I slept without my blanket and when I stopped sucking my thumb. | This week you helped Dad plant and water new tree sprigs…

13/52

Time always moves faster than we expect. Like fishing with bare hands, I often grasp at it, trying to hold still all that is so slippery and wild. More pictures. More words. More to remember today and all that makes up right now. This week,…

11/52 + 12/52

11 | What was the most interesting thing you learned this week? olive | Learning how to tie my shoes! | We've had so much rain the last two months. Our yard has been more like a marsh than a lawn, perfect for hunting worms and frogs and…

10/52

10 | What is your favorite part about Spring?  olive | I love that we can play outside again without blankets or coats! | I cried on the day you were born, partly out of physical relief, partly knowing you'd be my last birth. Even as…

09/52

09 | If you could be any character in a book, who would you be? Why? olive | WonderWoman in the comic books because she's so strong and has an invisible jet.  |  When a cold front came through this week, I found you layered with 4 shirts…