Besides saying 'I love you,' were there things that your family (or other important adults in your life) did to show you that you were loved and appreciated?
I'm a trustee of the (tiny) BritCits campaign group and charity which works on behalf of divided families, includes spouses, civil partners, parents and children, elderly dependants etc.
Please Don't Ursinate in Pool! – Atom Eyes
Shibori's first post about a video of a
home pool invasion by bears is a fun thread with some great anecdotes from nevercalm and Nerd of the North.:
MetaFilter member HuronBob got an amazing Christmas present one morning, his own rifle. He not only learned how to shoot it, but also learned what it meant to have a dad.
It was an Ithaca, single shot, lever action .22! All I had to do was throw on some boots and head for the fields across the street. Look out, rabbits! Get out of my way, crows! I'm after big game, fox, deer, elephant!
"First you have to learn how to shoot it safely."