For instance, I came home from work and the house was a mess. There were food wrappers everywhere. Then he looked at me with those big loving eyes … Doggy or boy? Could be either.
“You need a bath!” Applies to both. Often.
Both doggies and boys running in to the house in the fall smell like fresh rain, clean dirt and crispy leaves.
Case in point: I was heading out of town to cover a story in the mid-west. Had my suit case packed, and sitting by the front door. When I got up to leave, I found someone’s Spiderman-blanket rolled up next to the suitcase. Wait, that someone was still IN the Spiderman-blanket. After I kissed his forehead, my oldest sleepily woke up to tell me he wanted to make sure he said good-bye before my trip, so he waited. Patiently. Next to my suitcase. I left on my trip with my heart bursting/breaking, knowing that when I returned the house would be a mess. There would be food wrappers everywhere. And I’d get to see those big loving eyes. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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