Life With Ladybug: I love you with a B

By Shannon Magsam, Ladybug’s mama

book254277401.JPGDo you want to cry? A really cleansing cry? If so, you might try reading Notes Between a Mother and Daughter: Life on the Refrigerator Door. In fairness, I didn’t know how it was going to end — I hadn’t even read the book jacket. I just picked it up last night and consumed the whole thing in one heavy meal.

To keep from waking my husband with sobs, I got up and wandered around the house. Since I couldn’t call any of my girlfriends at midnight, I decided to cruise by the houses of some of my favorite bloggers. After reading for a while, I felt better. Then I decided to write a note of sorts to my newly minted 7-year-old daughter.

Ladybug, here’s 15 things you should know:

The day I married your daddy: bliss

The day you were born: blessed

The days you wouldn’t sleep: blurry

The day you laughed out loud: best

The day you took your first steps: brilliant

The day you turned one: beautiful

The way you were all day: boisterous

The way you were in play: bossy

The day you tried ice cream: brrrr

The day you said a word: bubble

The day you started preschool: boo-hoo

The day you started kindergarten: boo-hoo II

The day you lost your first tooth: bling

The day you learned to ride a two-wheeler: breezy

The day I realized you’re growing up too fast: brief


  1. Shannon,
    That book made me cry too. I found it at the library one day, and read the whole thing in one sitting. Just because it was a quick read didn’t make it unemotional though! That book was packed with feelings!

    I loved your “B” list too. 🙂

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