Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"The Talk"

This is how it happened.

"Babe, we have a problem." My husband said.
"Amaya asked me if you can get pregnant from kissing."
"What did you tell her?"
"I told her that's where it starts."
"And nothing. I changed the subject."

Weeks later, while cooking spaghetti, I wasn't surprised when she asked me a question.

"Why aren't you pregnant Mom?"
"What do you mean?"
"You and Dad kiss a lot...and you're not pregnant."
"Daddy confused you didn't he."
"I know. What are your questions?"

So we had "THE TALK."
Thanks Daddy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Boy and His Dog

A boy and his dog...does anything else need to be said?
It isn't something we planned  8 years ago when we bought our dog.  That one day our dog would get sick and we might have to make the heart wrenching decision to let him go.  What will we tell our children when they ask why he didn't come home from the vet?  That's the question we're asking ourselves these days.  Our dog is sick, and we are spending bundles of money on vet bills trying to slow the progression of his disease and extend his life.  People who don't understand, ask us why? 
 A boy and his dog...isn't that reason enough.