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We had an imaginary child while we were dating, a boy we called Julian. "He will climb and break things," my future husband joked, "and he will drool in his sleep." We were dreaming in those early years, writing our own story as a game to see how close we could get to reality. I always pictured a high chair in the kitchen, a one year-old hurling spaghetti across the room while I sipped French wine and prepared dinner; Roland wanted a football fan, dog lover, history buff - a boisterous boy twin and best friend. Seven years later our Julian materialized, the Bam-Bam from Flintstones to pair with the Pebbles we already had. Our "Jewels" is four years old today, a little man in plaid shorts who loves balloons and peanut butter, Thomas the Train, farm animals and Bugs Bunny, who said as I lay my head on his small lap, "I ludge you," which was more than a dream come true.