Up As Chris Kirkpatrick's Daughter
The Early Years; Part II
trips to the grocery store were always fun. It was Daddy's job to get
the food, and he would bring me. I got to ride in the cart, and put
the grocery's inside of it.
'Kota Belle, put this in the cart." Daddy would hand me something
else. I gladly put it in the cart, then a box of animal crackers was
spotted on the shelf.
not so loud." He laughed, looking down at me. "Now what is
Crackers!" I said happily, "Can I get them?"
'Kota we have dinner soon." He said.
I asked, of course being only four, he would give in ALL
suppose, but don't tell your mother." Daddy would say. And then
of course he would hand me the box.
Excited for the treat I ALWAYS
said before I had so much control over Daddy I could get anything I
wanted! He still spoils me to the day, but I'm not as bad anymore.
started school, Daddy was dad! He took me inside, and I of course didn't
want him to leave. I held onto his hand and pleaded. Now of course
Daddy said, "Look at these neat toys." He picked up a box
of LEGOS, and set it down on a table. "How about we make a deal?"
play with the blocks, and I'm going to right over there and talk to
your teacher." Daddy said, "Okay?"
I love you."
love you too, 'Kota Belle." He kissed my forehead and got up.
him coming back a few hours later, and I DIDN'T want to leave.
Daddy has the picture I drew that day, framed, and hung up on his office
was six I got my second baby brother, Zackary Josh. By this time I had
grown out of my 'jealous' stage, and didn't scream. BUT I still
should we get for desert?" Daddy asked. I sat there and played
with the salt and pepper shakers.
cream!" Excited of course. We didn't have it at home much.
hot fudge?" Dad asked.
whipped cream." I added.
Do you want a cherry too?" He asked.
took the time out to do something special with me. I loved EVERY
minute of it and still do.
took me to a movie premier. I was a very outgoing child, never shy.
I LOVED the cameras then. We were outside, right before the movie,
are you ready to see the movie?" The reporter asked me.
I said. Always holding onto Daddy's hand. He just stood there and watched
happy to have me with him.
course! Can we go in now Daddy?" I looked up at him.
Let's go 'Kota Belle." We said 'bye' to the reporter. Daddy put
me up on his shoulders, and we went inside.
remember what movie it was. I just remember being excited that I got
to do something with Daddy. He took me to alot of premiers, but that