An Actual Conversation: Taking Pumpkin Pie For a Walk

This is the type of coat hooks we have by our front door. Like these, ours are strangely devoid of coats.

With all this Gawdawful annoying lovely fun snow we’ve had recently and his recent growth spurt, Pumpkin Pie has found himself the proud owner of Pickles’ old snow coat.  It has a detachable snappy hood and covers his wrists nicely, two qualities his previous coat sadly lacked.  The only downside is that on the off-chance when he hangs it up on his coat hook, the hood unsnaps and the whole thing falls to the floor sending him into fits of screaming.  Lucky for us both, the coat has a sturdy tag on the back between the shoulders that works perfectly for hanging (clearly the manufacturer knew the hood’s snap strength was insufficient for hanging) which prompted the following conversation.

Me: Hang up your coat, please.

Pumpkin Pie: I can’t, the hood will fall off!

Now hold still,Pumpkin Pie, let me get this leash hooked on to your coat so we can go for a walk!


Me: Oh, let me show you something cool that I figured out yesterday.  See this tab here on the back of?  You can use it to hang up your coat and it won’t fall!

Pumpkin Pie (deadpan):  Oh.  I thought that was where you hooked the leash if you took me for a walk.

Right then.

Photo Credits:  Hooks from , where else?  My frenemies in organization and irony,!  Orange leash available at

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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2 Responses to An Actual Conversation: Taking Pumpkin Pie For a Walk

  1. hahahaha don’t deny that it hasn’t been considered! 😉

  2. Oh, Skittle, you know me too well.

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