Open Letter To The Fem-Bot, otherwise known as Cartooniverse’s daughter:
Ten years ago today, we waited at LaGuardia Airport for you to arrive from South Korea. Since the moment your small, darling, incredibl jet-lagged personne was placed into my arms, I’ve been in love.
I love your spirit, your smarts, your empathy, your old soul trapped in a small girl’s body, your sense of humor, your incredibly fine motor coordination and your mirthfulness.
You are kind, fair and beautiful. You’re a tomboy and I adore that, you’ve always been so tough that prepping you for the real world has been a bit easier than it might have been. You’ve got good friends who are boys and girls, you dont’ care if you are Miss Popular and would rather hang with the right kids than the cool kids.
You’re in love with music and sports and sleeping way too late, and life itself.
I love that you talk to me about dying, and school, and the shock of growing boobs, and why that is a DUMB thing to have happen, and how happy you are that you were chosen quarterback on the recess football team ( ONLY girl on the team !! )
I love you as I loved you ten years ago today, when I first took you into my arms. You’re huge now, and haven’t hit a big growth spurt yet. You’ll always have the first place in my heart, and my arms, and I love you fiercely.