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Here I leave a series of letters that I hope will one day be read by my son. I hope that he learns about his mom and dad, his family, his story.

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Latest Blog Posts for Dear Chicken Nugget

  • You're going to be a big brother!
    on May 2, 2013 in brother papi mami baby
    Dear Chicken Nugget,The more active and talkative you've become, the less I feel the need to write to you. I can now talk to you and, for the most part, it seems your understand. Thought sometimes you prefer to show me a cool dance move instead of li...
  • sharing
    on Mar 16, 2012 in sharing papi mami
    Dear Nugget,A few years ago I went to dinner at an Indian restaurant with a friend of mine. We each ordered our own dish and when the food arrived, as the waiter placed the dishes in the middle of the table, I reached out to bring my plate closer.The...
  • awa coco
    on Feb 24, 2012
    Dear Chicken Nugget,One of the beauties of toddler-hood is that you get to try out new sound combinations to make words. One of the miracles I get to experience as a father is watching you do this.One of your first words was "agua," spanish for water...
  • a different kind of writing
    on Feb 22, 2012
    Dear Chicken Nugget,My last letter to you was about six months ago. Since then a lot has happened in our lives: you turned one, you learned to walk, you began to talk, dear loved ones passed away, and your mom went back to graduate school full-time w...
  • You survived your first earthquake
    on Aug 24, 2011 in earthquake
    Dear Chicken Nugget,Yesterday afternoon you were sitting on my lap, drinking milk from a bottle, when I felt the house sway.  This being New York City, I thought nothing of it, buses and trucks will make the house shake every day.  However,...
  • Your mom is a better athlete...Dear Chicken Nugget,Yesterday, your mom and I complete the 3rd Annual Staten Island Triathlon. Your mom, by the way, is a better athlete than the average person, including me. There, I said it.We once competed in a duathlon (run-bike-run) two years...
  • You are YouTube famous!
    on Aug 9, 2011 in mom music ukulele
    Dear Chicken Nugget,You mom bought me a ukulele for my birthday a year ago since I had dropped lots of hints that I wanted to try and learn to play it.  Unfortunately, I have no musical talent and your mom had no training in string instruments s...
  • How to fuel a plant-based triathleteDear Chicken Nugget,I shared the following with some friends who were asking how it was possible that your mom and I could train for a triathlon eating a plant-based diet.  There's a common misconception that plant-based diets lack protein. ...
  • Happy Birthday, Abuela!
    on Jul 18, 2011 in Grandma Betty birthday haircut
    Dear Chicken Nugget,On July 13th we celebrated your Abuela's 71st Birthday.  She would kill me if she knew I was putting her age in a letter - she likes to tell people that she only celebrates the day of her birth not the number of years she has...
  • What to do when you lose someone
    on Jul 16, 2011 in Mother's Day loss Isabel Escudero
    Dear Nugget,On Mother's Day this year I called my mom, your Abuela, to wish her a Happy Mother's Day.  She told me, with a cracking voice, that it wasn't a happy one - her sister had passed away.My tia Chabela (Aunt Isabel in English) was my mom...
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