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."

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    • 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?”)

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