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.

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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1 Response to A Ruff Day

  1. Nannette says:

    Love the blog,

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