Dear Kid,

Some folks never exaggerate -- they just remember big. DearKidLoveMom.comSomebody said yesterday that I am given to exaggeration. I prefer to think that I give exaggeration to the world.

Puppy: What does that mean?
Me: It means it means that when I said that dinner was the best meal I’ve ever eaten, it was really only the second best.
Puppy: So when you say I’m the best puppy in the world, I’m only second best?
Me: Of course you’re the best—I never exaggerate about you.


Some are born to exaggerate; some have exaggeration blogged upon them.

As I started thinking about exaggeration, I realized that there were zillions of words crashing around in brain, making it hard to even begin to consider concentrating.

If you add to the truth, you subtract from it. The Talmud. DearKidLoveMom.comPuppy: What does that mean?
Me: That I have a lot of words fighting for priority order in my brain
Puppy: Don’t you usually?
Me: Are you interested in being fed today?
Puppy: Napping. Saying nothing

That sounds like an excellent idea. I believe I shall take a 17 hour nap.

Love, Mom