Thursday, May 21, 2015

A collection of short stories

Asher is many things, but helpful is not one of them.  If I am not watching his every move, he will not finish a single assignment given to him.  And, he's a third child.  So he has gotten away with more than his fair share of undone housework.

But the one day Asher decided that he loved vacuuming.  He is about as talented as you would expect a 4 year old to be with a vacuum, but I am a believer that any vacuuming is better than no vacuuming.

Here's hoping we can build on his cleaning repertoire one day

And one day, we dog sat for our friends, the Rosenlofs.  The Rosenlofs own three English Mastiffs.  These are called dogs, but really they are small ponies.  They are such massive dudes.  We watched Sampson for a weekend while his other puppy friends stayed elsewhere.

My kids were extremely wary at first, excited about the idea of having a pet in the backyard but equally parts terrified as well.

Then we took him for a walk or two.  They warmed right up to him.  They even though it would be a good idea to have Jude take a hold of the leash for a bit.  Thank goodness Sampson is the sweetest big dog on the planet or Jude could have been dragged halfway across the park.  Instead he fondly remembers his "doggy".

1 comment:

kate said...

Aww, Sampson is my favorite. I miss them. Your kids are growing up just beautifully, I love hearing their stories, and I miss you and think of you often.