Sunday, April 22, 2012
Adding to the family
Josh was the luckiest birthday boy ever last month. At Christmastime Josh's wish-list was topped with pet lizard. He talked about it frequently and I tried to gently prepare him in so many words that there was no way in heck he'd be getting one. Santa knows better than that. (Some people around here, possibly I'm one of them, or the only one, lean pretty heavily toward anti-pet. Six hermit crab or little frog funerals in under a year will jade a mom like that.) Then a few weeks before Josh's birthday my friend was looking for a good home for their bearded dragon. I mentioned it to Scott, and even as I said "but I really don't want a pet" I realized my heart of ice was thawing out a little and the idea didn't seem completely repulsive. So say hello to Spikey. We're a family of eight now.