Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Puppy Love Leads to a Dog's Life...right?

As mothers we envision the day that our children will bring home the girls that will inevitably break their hearts. We imagine how in-love they will be and how it will overwhelm them. We know, from experience, how bad it will hurt when they break up and have already planned how we will console them. When we think of these days, we assume it will be at least 10 years from now, right?! Not always...


My oldest son has always been a bit of a flirt. It started when he developed a crush on the nurse practitioner at the pediatrician's office. He was about 18-months-old yet was immediately smitten. We have made trips there for the oddest illnesses until I realized that he was just wanting to see 'Miss Molly'. Well, at the age of 4, I am surprised to say, 'Miss Molly' has been replaced. I am sure there is still a special place in his heart for her, but she sent over one of her friends to baby sit. That was all it took. The cute little college girl bounded in the door talking of how Molly had told her 'all about Beaux and Spruce' and that was it. He was gone. He ran up and down the hall to show 'Miss Annie' how fast he could go. He jumped off every piece of furniture to show 'Miss Annie' how high he could jump. He even pulled out every one of his favorite frogs to show 'Miss Annie' his collection. (Little did he realize that while he was showing her his tumbling techniques, his little brother was sitting on her lap, petting her hair.)

Now tell me I have nothing to worry about?!

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