Brody bits... need a smile?
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Today was a school visit on Brody's calendar. We've been going earlier in order to meet with a couple of fifth graders just as the school day is getting under way and before "instruction time" kicks in. That means we arrive as the buses are unloading and parents are dropping off those that either missed or don't take the bus. If this scenario is at all familiar to you then you will understand that it is not my favorite time to arrive at school... generally to be avoided at all costs... but we do it anyway. Twice a month.
Our second pair of the morning are second grade (aka 7yo) boys. (Now that's enough right there to either make you smile
or roll your eyes
!) Today only one of them brought a book to read to Brody so then they picked from the ones I brought for a read-aloud. When it was time to go, Brody was snuggled up tight to one boy who sighed and said "I wish I could take Brody home with me." To which I replied "Oh, but I'd miss him so much." The reply? "Well... [pause] you can have my cat!!" oh man...
Not sure exactly what I said next but I think it was along the lines of I didn't think my other dog would be up for that... After a shoulder shrug and another sigh, both boys shook hands/paws with Brody, gave him a treat, and trotted back to class.
Now I remember why I wade through the parking lot traffic... made my day.
Happy Valentine's Day