We want to invite you take part in a special celebration for Wilder, similar to the one we had for Juni in 2015. He's going to be 100 days old soon, and we're launching him into this beautiful life, boosted by the love of friends. This is an invitation for you to be part of his life, to join him on his journey as he grows up and forges his path.
How are we going to do this
We're asking you to make one promise to Wilder that he can claim when he is older. This may be a skill you share with him, the pledge to spend quality time together, or some other contribution of your unique passions and talents. These promises can range from the frivolous to the practical, from the absurd to the meaningful, from the rare to the common. Some examples include: teaching him to surf, taking him to work with you, introducing him to a new cuisine; teaching him a guitar riff; reading him a book; learning to whistle; backpacking in the woods; proof-reading his resume; helping him with geometry; discussing feminism, class and race; inducting him through a rite of passage; road tripping, or .... you get the idea!
With Juniper, we were BLOWN AWAY with your creativity and generosity. In the playroom, there is a cloth bag containing all your letters, rumbling with magic. We're planning on letting her dig into them in a few years and it would be amazing for Wilder to have a similar treasure trove.
Start brainstorming. We'll bring paper to the celebration, and you can write your note to him describing what he can count on you for, and we'll collect them and put them in a box for him to tap into once he is a little older.
Why are we doing this
With a new life in our community, what better excuse is there to celebrate our friendship, the love we have for each other, and for Wilder!