Day 17: Missing Teeth.

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 16, 2011
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Today, I am trying to let go of my son’s old books.

I pick up each brightly colored, tattered, storybook and feel his little head on my shoulder.  I hear his squeaky voice asking me questions about the drawings and words, as I flip through the pages.

Last month, my boy lost two teeth and started Kindergarten and now I am removing his old picture books.

I put a few back that I cannot part with.

Today hurts. I may have to get to a yoga class and cry on my mat.

Horizons for Homeless Children  enriches the life of homeless children.  It is a wonderful place to donate your gently used books and other children’s items.  Books can open up a new world to children. Help them dream by donating.

Are you doing The 24 Things Challenge?  Let me know if you have your own blog where you are participating. I will add you to the fellow 24ers page.

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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.






About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


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