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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

on life, loss and the joy that rules the day.


 
 
 
 
 




 
The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


Amos & The Grandmother

Thursday, January 05, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Grandmother

My name is Amos. This is my grandmother. Her name is Mamie. I can almost say it. She thinks I can. She loves me and worries about me as much as my mom. I was crying in the kitchen and she kept saying, "What happened?", over and over and over. I couldn't tell her. That's the hardest part, my mom said as she picked me up and kissed me over and over. I felt better when we cooked eggs. I said, "hot, hot, hot" and said, "nana," so she helped me pe ..

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Amos & The Fear

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Fear

My name is Amos. Did you know I fear very little? I used to be terrified of school buses. My mom and I would wait for my brothers and sister and as it came near, she said I would tremble and clutch her her shirt. I ride a school bus now and it's not scary one bit. Nothing else scares me that I know of. My mom says it's a little bit of a problem. Today I ran around at the yacht club and she was terrified I would fall in the dark water. I get so tickled ..

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Amos & The Pool

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Pool

My name is Amos. I adore the pool. I am much better at jumping but my feet still won't move. I take my mom's hands and make her hold me. She said I jumped in last summer and even went under. I do not remember that. It sounds unsafe. I swam with my big brother and my daddy. I squeal and screech and laugh mightily the whole time I'm in the pool. My mom says that why I swallow so much water. She promises we can do swim lessons when we get home. ..

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Amos & The Ouchie

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Ouchie

My name is Amos. I cried a lot this morning. My mom almost cried too. I have no idea what's wrong with him, she kept saying. Maybe the antibiotics are hurting his tummy, she wondered aloud. It wasn't my tummy. I hate that medicine though. It takes two people to give it to me. I'm stronger than I look. Mom decided we needed a change of scenery. I never cry on the golf cart. We rode the golf cart to the beach. Ah-ha, she said, when I ..

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Amos & The Birthday

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Birthday

Dear Thomas, Today is your birthday and you are 11. I didn't get you a present. I know you want a phone but they keep saying no. They tell me no, too. I'm not allowed to have pop tarts before dinner. Mommy said when they told you that you were going to be a big brother again, you were so excited. Do you remember me as a tiny baby at your party when you turned eight? I am more fun now that I'm three. You love me very much, don't you, Thomas?  ..

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Amos & The Mama

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Mama

My name is Amos. My mama is my favorite person. She says that she's never had anyone as excited to see her as me. Not even Daddy. I don't know how to hug yet, but I do run into her arms. I can give real kisses, but only when I want to and never if you ask. Yesterday, we were watching tv and I leaned right over and kissed her on the mouth. I do that to remind mama that I love her the most. She really likes it. She always kisses me back and tickles ..

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Amos & The Trick

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Trick

My name is Amos. This is me upside down. Aren't I clever? I was watching the water drip drop from my swim diaper. I am not potty trained but I would never poop in the pool. I always go hide somewhere. My mom doesn't trust me though. She said that's all we need to do to torture my grandparents. They would survive. They think I'm mighty special. I am special. Love, Amos ..

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Amos & The Playground

Monday, January 02, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Playground

My name is Amos. Today has been a busy day. We opened presents and went to the beach and went swimming. I even took a nap. Tonight we went to the playground. In case anyone is wondering, I adore the playground. I practiced going across the drawbridge over and over again. I had trouble, but I never gave up. Amos is not a quitter, my mom said. She made my brothers and sisters stop trying to help me. He's a big boy now, she reminded them.  ..

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Amos & The Present

Sunday, December 25, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Present

My name is Amos. Today is Christmas. I didn't know that meant new toys. I've never opened a present before. Today I did almost all by myself. It was a barn. I got cars and trains. Trains are my most favorite thing. I'm three now. I wonder what I'll like next year. My mom wonders too. She keeps kissing my head and remembers that two Christmas Eve's ago, I learned to crawl. That memory makes her smile a real smile. I like Christ ..

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Amos & The Tired Mama

Monday, December 19, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Tired Mama

My name is Amos. My mother is in bad shape. Literally and figuratively, she says with a big sigh. She's doesn't know how she can get it all done today. Christmas cards, packing, stocking crap, pay bills, take me to doctor. She keeps writing things like that down. I don't know why she can't remember. We are going to Key Biscayne tomorrow. We leave at 5 in the morning. That is really early. My mom can't find any of our bathing suits. That's ..

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