The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

One for the History Books

Despite the fact that our sweet doggie Alex departed our family when Bundle was only a year old, not even quite that, he is a huge presence in her life.  I guess we still talk about him quite a lot (as every dog owner we come across will testify) and we have pictures of him around the house.  Bundle is very aware of Alex and the hole he left behind which we may not fill any time soon due to Stomper's allergies.  Bundle desperately wants him back, and makes comments along these lines pretty constantly.  In fact, in every prayer she utters she asks to bless Alex to come back soon. (It only made us cry for the first 50 or 60 prayers.)

So the other day Bundle approaches me in a very matter-of-fact manner.  "Mom," she says, "I have to tell you something.  We are going to go to Heaven.  We are going to get Alex.  We are going to bring him back, and then we are going to pretend that none of this ever happened."

No idea where she picked up on that one.  But it had me laughing.  And kind of crying too!

This was actually little Bitty long long ago, but since Bundle is now wearing that snowsuit it looks a little like her.

Alex was not very keen to hang out near a baby.  He liked grown ups.
Oh yes, and one more little note I need to record - Today as we were driving around Bundle politely requested that we stop by the baby store on the way home to pick up a new baby.  "Blond hair, like mine," she requested. Oh yes, and purple eyes.  I have some explaining to do...but I don't wanna.  Not only is it challenging to explain the absence of a baby store to a three year old, but also the fact that even if there was one, we will not be going baby shopping, so to speak.

1 comment:

Windybrook Spinner said...

Little Peep would also really like there to be a store where you can buy baby sisters. At least, she would like it until she realized she had to share her bedroom and a bunch of other things she takes for granted. =)