Reason #41: Ramona Stories

October 9, 2007 @ 7:48 am | Filed under: ,

In response to a French book containing "40 reasons not to have children," the inimitable Karen Edmisten has written a list of her own: 40 Reasons to Have Children. It’s a gorgeous, powerful, right-on-the-money list.

One year ago today
I had the immense pleasure of meeting up with Karen and her three children, Anne, Betsy, and Ramona-who-makes-me-laugh, at a motel in Salina, Kansas. They had driven all the way down from Nebraska just for the rendezvous. Karen and I had been close online friends since 1998, but this was our first time meeting in person. It may as well have been our 500th, like we were meeting at a park for our weekly playdate. The kids hit it off like they’d grown up together. In a way, they had. I’ve been regaling my children with tales of the Edmisten girls’ hilarious exploits since all these lasses were teeny tiny. They’d read all the same books, shared a common lexicon, enjoyed the same brand of mischief. An hour in their presence and I could come up with another forty reasons for Karen’s list.

Wouldn’t be half as lyrical as hers, though. Go read and you’ll see what I mean.

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    Jane Ramsey says:

    Oh, the Ramona stories have to be in the top 10, at least! πŸ™‚

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    Karen Edmisten says:

    Awwww, thanks, Lissa (and you, too, Jane!) I’m blushing.

    So, when are you going to make a trip back to see your Virginia friends? Salina misses us.

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    Jacci M says:

    Thanks for the link to that post πŸ™‚ Just the thing to read before anp is over πŸ˜‰

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    Alice Gunther says:

    Oh, right you are, Lissa!!!