Nozzle Toh-mato Cinderella

My family and I were having dinner tonight and Jamie pointed across the table to the giant bowl of heirloom tomatoes with basil and mozzarella and asked for ‘Nozzle Toh-mato Cinderella, please.”

We all nearly fell off our chairs in laughter.

Upon thinking about it, “Nozzle To-mato Cinderella” is probably the best way to describe today – a day in which all things old somehow became again. Maybe it was because of the perfect early Fall weather. Maybe it was escorting Charlie up the street to his very first day of Kindergarten. Maybe it was the car ride with my wife this afternoon in which we discussed plans for Charlie’s birthday party. Maybe it was flying along the highway with the windows down and the radio blasting John Mellencamp’s “Paper In Fire” and remembering doing the exact same thing when I had just turned Seventeen. Maybe it was sharing a pumpkin/peppermint ice cream sundae with Charlie to celebrate his big day. Maybe it was the excitement of editing the “Evolution of Dad” project this afternoon.

Whatever it was, it was a special day. As much as I love the summer, it’s great to be back in September, which to me is always the true beginning of the year. Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you are having a Nozzle To-mato Cinderella day – if not now then sometime soon. Peace.

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