There’s a dog in our neighborhood that sounds exactly like a Schipperke we had, who passed six years ago. She was sixteen and infirm when she crossed over, but when the neighbor’s dog barks I look up from my desk half-expecting her to see her in her heyday, patrolling the yard.
Susan: There it is! There’s that dog that sounds like Sissel!
Harry: I wonder if it’s real or if it’s actually Sissel sending us a psychic message?
Susan: Hmmn. What kind of message do you think she would send us?
Harry: Saying, “Hi!”
Harry: Mommy did you know I have a sixth sense?
Me: Oh yes.
Harry: Do you want to know what it is?
Ben: A nickel and a penny.
Harry: It’s my sense of humor.
Me: Wait a second. Is it a sixth sense or a sick sense?
Harry: Mommy, did you know that if I zap the puppies with a Cuteness Ray, nothing would happen?
Me: Because they already exceed maximum cuteness?
Harry: Exactly! (he’s a little surprised and disappointed that I figured this out so fast)….but Mommy, if you zapped GOLUM with the Cuteness Ray..
Harry: A LOT would happen!!
(watch out Golum, you’re about to get zapped).
Harry has made a wedding completely out of paper for his two little stuffed animals and is decorating them when I walk into the room.
Me: Wow. What are you making?
Harry: I just married my two doggie stuffies.
Me: Did they write their own vows? What did they say to each other?
Harry: They said, “I do”, Mommy.
Harry: Now they’re on their honeymoon. They are staying in a hotel. Then I built them a house. See how I reinforced it with tape?
Me: Cool! Where are they on honeymoon?
Harry: The Barkhamas. Get it?
Harry was drawing frowny faces on the steamed up bathroom mirror.
Me: Why are you sad?
Harry: I’m not. *They* are.
Me: (Giggling). Why are they sad?
Harry: Because this is going to happen to them (wipes the whole mirror down).
They can’t stop laughing
New cameras for Christmas
Now neither can I
Harry: Yes!!! I got everything in my backpack!……but there’s a hole in it…..
Susan: Oh, that’s supposed to be there honey.
Ben: It’s for your ipod.
Harry: It’s too small for an ipod.
Ben: No, silly, it’s for keeping your ipod in the backpack and the cords come through that hole. So you can listen while you keep the ipod in your backpack.
Harry: But how do you get an ipod???
Jack: Um……it’s sold separately……??
Your tears are welcome in this world.
They are your strength,
They bless all of us.
Feel every inch of it all.
“Dear Santa, please bring
A baby Christmas tree I
Can love and care for,”
The battle over
Warmth. Jackets, mittens and hats
I had forgotten you.