Things I Never Anticipated Saying Before I Became a Mother: #3

"Can we get a dog?" my 4-year-old asked.

"Sorry, sweetie," I said. "Our landlady said we couldn't have a dog."

He was visibly downcast for a moment, then he brightened as another idea occurred to him. "How about an elephant?" he asked, eyes sparkling.

That's when I found myself saying:

"Elephants are too big to live in apartments."


If you enjoyed this, please consider subscribing here.
I would be honored to have the privilege of encouraging you on a regular basis!

Other things I never anticipated saying.

4 thoughts on “Things I Never Anticipated Saying Before I Became a Mother: #3

    • Okay, here’s the back story: Samuel came to me one day and said, “Mommy, I want to get a puppy-dog.” I explained that our landlady had told us that we can’t have a dog. Then he asked, “Can we get an elephant?” (By the way, after I told him that elephants are too big to live in apartments, he said, “How about a little one?”)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>