A Ruff Day

Sometimes when I pick up Pumpkin Pie at preschool, I bring Doodle Dog along just to air him out and give Pumpkin Pie a little treat.  Pumpkin Pie likes the enthusiastic puppy greeting in the van.  In a freak coincidence I had the van vacuumed recently and it was raining, so the dog stayed home.

As it turns out, Pumpkin Pie had a rough day today at preschool.  I didn’t get specifics from his teachers.  When I asked, I got the sideways hand wiggle with outstretched fingers, mensa-mensa style.  All they said was, “all the kids need to get outside”.  It has been raining for several days in a row for the first time since before those kids were born.  I got Pumpkin Pie in the hallway and his lip was quivering and he told me that the director told them they might have to go back to the three year-old class and he did not WANT to go back to the three year-old class.  (Stop thinking that right this minute!  She is a lovely person and a wonderful teacher/director, and who knows WHAT she actually said).

After some hugs, Pumpkin Pie made it to the car with a just a couple more tears and climbed in.

Pumpkin Pie:  Mom, how come you didn’t bring Doodle Dog with you in the car today?

Me:  I didn’t want to get fur in the car, it’s sorta clean.

Pumpkin Pie: Oh. (Lip beginning to quiver again) Because Doodle Dog makes the car ride better.

Doodle, it's nice to have someone to hug on the ride home.

It’s not easy being 4.


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About Adventures From Cloud 8

I am a stay at home mom who now and again sneaks away to be an in-home family therapist. My husband and I have 3 boys: Sweet Pea (12), Pickles (9) and Pumpkin Pie (4). Oh yeah. We have Doodle Dog, too. You guessed it! He’s a boy. At least he pees outside.
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One Response to A Ruff Day

  1. Nannette says:

    Love the blog,

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