“Can you believe you’re going to be TEN? Your first time into the double digits? The big ONE-OH!”
We’ve been counting down days to her birthday, but Laina’s reply was a sweet, “Yeah, but I’d rather stay nine.”
I’ve never met a child who consistently resists growing up as actively as Laina does. Despite the fact that she doesn’t want me coming to her school and my outfit choices embarrass her, she still has no desire to outgrow my clutches. That’s love right there.
And I just sat at the dinner table and dutifully answered which “large dog breeds” I would be willing to adopt in my lifetime if I HAD to choose one. She flipped through her book of dog breeds and took turns peppering both Pat and me. We sat there talking about dog breeds for 20 minutes after dinner had ended.
That’s love right there.
For what it’s worth Pat and I agreed on German Shepards, Bernese Mt. Dogs, St. Bernards, and Bull Dogs.
She can stay here forever…as long as someday we can start talking about something other than dogs.
Happy Birthday Laina!