The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

Two winners this week, one harrowing and one heartwarming.

The Heartwarming Episode

I saw this writing sample stuffed into the bottom of Sweet Boy#2’s school backpack–“Do you want to learn about the most amazing mother in the hole unavers? It is my mom Kristin Joy Wilks! First I’ll tell you her featurs. Her hart is as big as America. Her eyes are as blue as the pasifik oshen. Do you want to learn why I lover her. She lets me sleep enywere I want to. I also like her because she lets me eat veges and my favret veges are big cerets.”

The Harrowing Episode

We are puppy sitting for my mom this week. Maggy, her six month old puppy weighs about 4 pounds. Sweet Boy#2 was holding her leash when we visited the neighbors to pick up their pledge $ for Jog-A-Thon. I was talking with the neighbor and realized that I couldn’t see the boys. We rushed around looking for them and I saw Sweet Boy#2 running toward me from the direction of the creek without the dog. He panted up to me shouting about a wonderful blue robin’s egg that he found. I asked him where Maggy was. His reply–“Maggy is a fine swimmer.” About then I see Sweet Boy#1 hiking toward us with a wet shivering whining little dog. Four pound dogs are not very tough. I told Sweet Boy#2 that getting her warm was his responsibility and he needed to hand his egg to his brother and use his body heat to warm up the dog until we could get home. He handed the robin’s egg to Sweet Boy#1 who promptly broke it. Sweet Boy#2 gave a horrible cry of pain and took off running into the meadow. I handed Maggy to the neighbor, told Sweet Boy#1 to wash the egg and save it for his brother, and ran after my middle boy. Eventually we found everyone and blow dried the dog and snuggled her and the boys sang a song to her to the tune of “Soft Kitty” and Sweet Boy#1 informed me–“I was going to take Maggy swimming in the pond, but after seeing how she reacted to the creek I’m not going to.” Surely that was harrowing enough for several weeks, do you think providence will give us a respite?

Kristen

I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

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