Done. Trucks. Next question.
We are all still sad, celebrating Valentine's Day without our orange and brown kittens. I'm glad we already have Lucky and Taco filling the house with their energy, otherwise it would be really terrible. Tim and I have been once again looking through old pictures of the cats when they were little, marveling at how little we were as well. We were hardly old enough to drive, who let us adopt two little dependent lives?
We've tried to keep the sadness at bay by having the kid share their favorite memories with us. Both kids love that Thor would sit in the bathroom and wait for them to come in and turn the water on for him in the sink, and how he would meow at them. On Monday, before we had to put Thor to sleep, Ellie had done a homework page asking how many pets she had, and she wrote three. She was then very upset thinking about turning it in and having it be wrong, so I told her, she could always draw three cats and draw Thor as an angel. She wasn't okay with that - she went and crossed it out and wrote two - but she did draw a picture of Thor for me.
And while we are talking about Valentines and about love, let me share this quote from Ellie, in regards to her little boyfriend. There was an incident last week where another classmate was trying to get her to kiss her boyfriend, and so I asked her, have you kissed Preston? She said no. I asked her if she wanted to, and she was aghast and told me "NO! Not at this age! Plus, there are a bunch of security cameras around my school."