Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Baby That Never Grows Up
At our house, we have a baby that will never grow up, and I am glad, because the girl that is holding her in this photo is leaving for college in 2 years, and I need something to fall back on when it happens.
It's a good thing that after 10 years, my kids finally talked me into getting a dog. I resisted, let me tell you. But, I love Elphie, more than I could have imagined, which surprised me because I always made fun of people who were ga-ga over their pets.
I remember sitting at dance lessons when Claire was young, listening to a woman talk about being depressed because her dog had died two weeks ago. At the time, I thought to myself "Get over it already!" But now I know. My heart will break into a million pieces when Elphie dies. Just thinking about it brings a tear to my eye.
I apologize to "Dance Lady" and all of you pet lovers out there.