Dear Kid,

With every positive thought, we move ourselves forward. DearKidLoveMom.comThis morning when Booker and I went for our morning sniff, we (and by “we” I mean Booker) met a hoppy-toad.

Puppy: The ground moved!
Me: That’s a hoppy-toad
Booker: I’ll sniff it to be sure

Booker walked over to sniff the hoppy-toad. The toad didn’t move. After a few seconds, Booker either touched the toad with his nose or breathed on him—or perhaps the toad had had enough. He (the toad) jumped.

Booker followed. And sniffed. Eventually the toad jumped. Rinse and repeat. After a few iterations, Booker got bored and we headed on our way.

Speaking of Booker, he’s invented a new way to shed. Yes, you heard me. Instead of dropping fur all over the house, he’s hanging on to it. He’s shedding so much that the fur can’t fall off. Which means two things: 1. When you look at him, you can see random hairs standing up at interesting angles all over the place (imagine a furry porcupine) and 2. When you pet him, the fur flies. Literally. ‘Tis best to snuggle with the baby before getting dressed for work. It’s also a good idea to check in with the lint roller before leaving the house.

The sunflowers are about 6 feet tall and a few have begun to flower. Somewhat surprisingly, Daddy thinks this is great because they seem to be acting as a barrier to keep the deer away from the veggies. At least that was his thinking until he discovered that the deer just walk around the sunflowers in order to eat beet tops. He is now planning Improved Deer Defense which I believe will include heavy artillery and a moat filled with hungry crocagaters.

Hope you have a fabulous day, kiddo.

Love, Mom