helping hands

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Taylor Facetimed me a week ago today, and an hour later I was telling my coworkers I needed to take a leave of absence to come down to AZ to lend my hands with 22-month-old Declan while Beth takes it easy and Taylor travels.

Do you have or have you had a pre-two-year-old in your life. Sometimes they’re headstrong littles whirlwinds and other times they’re still cuddly babies. Declan is no exception—though, of course, he’s an exceptional child. Just ask his daddy!

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With a backyard pool, you can be sure these parents are seeing to it their boy becomes waterproof.

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Declan makes his wishes known with a small collection of words: “Color!”

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I want to know why washable markers weren’t invented 50 years ago. They put a man on the moon . . .

Declan with twins

Here Declan is getting to know his sisters, at least their essence with a bump now and then.

So that’s the essence of my week. My mission for a time. I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.

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