Another Dedication Page

Wednesday I posted about the dedication page for Intentions of the Earl and today I’ll dish the details behind the dedication page in Liberty for Paul.

For my oldest son who spent most of his fourth year referring to himself in the third person.

And to my husband, who reminds me every day that chivalry is still alive by coming home from work, offering me his arm and escorting me to the mailbox; then opening it and saying, “Your mail, Mrs. Gordon.”

The first line about  my son talking about himself in the third person is absolutely true (and slightly infuriating)! Not long after he turned four, he started calling himself by his name. He wouldn’t say I or me, but would use his name. If you’ve ever watched Sesame Street, you’ll know there’s a character named Elmo on the show who always refers to himself as Elmo. I’m not positive, but I think this is where my son picked this up. At first I thought it was just a passing phase and didn’t worry about it. However, after a few weeks I realized he wasn’t going to stop on his own and so began the nine month battle of getting my son to use pronouns. But for as much trouble as it was to get him to stop, it gave me an idea for the book (if you’ve read it you know what I’m talking about) so I had to give credit where credit was due.

Now for the part about my husband escorting me on his arm down to the mailbox and calling me “Mrs. Gordon”. That is true, too. I often wonder if we’ve caught the attention of a few of the neighbors by acting so strange, but if we have, I don’t know it. Yet. Perhaps there is a reason we don’t get the monthly HOA newsletter…

Have a good weekend all!