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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 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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Amos & The Hospital

Sunday, December 18, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Hospital

My name is Amos. My mom shouldn't have complained about being tired. I woke up with croup last night. It was really scary. I couldn't breathe and threw up. My mom took me to the hospital. The doctor was so nice even though he gave me a shot. I had three things of apple juice. We got home at 2 in the morning. My dad was so happy to see me. He said, "I missed you, boy." I slept in their bed. My mom woke up this morning and said a prayer  ..

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Amos Letter

Saturday, December 17, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos Letter

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Amos & The Christmas Program

Friday, December 16, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Christmas Program

My name is Amos. I was in a program at my school on Friday. My class was singing Jingle Bells. I have been practicing for weeks. I can't sing but I have been humming it a lot lately and my mom loves to hear me and then she sings it. My mom came to my program. She picked up my sister and two brothers early so they could come too. They sat on the front row. They sang and waved and clapped. My teacher held me in her arms so they could see me. I didn ..

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Amos & The Haircut

Saturday, December 10, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & The Haircut

My name is Amos. I hate getting my haircut. I mean, really hate it. My mom says it makes her very tired. She took me for one today at Shear Pleasure (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shear-Pleasure-Hair-Styling-Salon/165214840171225). I wore my pajamas and she took off her coat because she said she gets sweaty while trying to hold me still. Well, guess what? I sat by myself today in the booster seat. My mom was so excited. I wasn't exactly good, but  ..

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