A letter from Clara (A Glimpse into the Three-Year-Old Mind)

This morning I thought I’d get a head-start on creating some Valentine’s Day cards so I asked Clara if she’d like to write a letter to her dad. She was so excited to tell him some things. This is her letter.

This is a letter to dad. Mom, I think we should put some smiley faces on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ And a smiley face ๐Ÿ™‚ and another smiley face ๐Ÿ™‚ and another one ๐Ÿ™‚ and another one ๐Ÿ™‚ and that one ๐Ÿ™‚ and that one ๐Ÿ™‚ and this one ๐Ÿ™‚

Mommy, Is daddy at work? Iโ€™m going to tell him what my Valentines Day card is. Um, I think Iโ€™m gonna do more smiley faces. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I want to say I love him, and mom, do you see this smiley face? It’s because I love daddy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember to put some smiley faces on. ๐Ÿ™‚ And also I love about himโ€ฆ tooโ€ฆ how much he loves me. And I also love daddy forโ€ฆ a present. And I like doing music with daddy. Uhhhh Mommy, I want to just talk to dad.

Actually, this note will be to Nana. I wanna say that I love Nana. Sooooo, and also I love funny faces. And I love about Nana dancing… yes dancing. Mom, this is gonna be really fun. Mom, pretty please can we please go to Nanaโ€™s for a teensy tiny bit?

So I love about Nana is playing colors and sewing and pirate ship and also eating bananas and also doing art and music and thatโ€™s it. And also about going to the store with her.

I know! How about we go to Nanaโ€™s and give it to her, like, we hafta give it to her at her house.

Ok. I’m gonna go now.