Sunday, January 2, 2011
Our house is one dog less with our dog sitting guest gone
CoCo went back to his original foster home, not the home he was most recently residing in. I think he'll be very happy being "home" because it's so familiar for him. I felt bad when I dropped him off, though, and put him in a crate. I made sure I went back and said goodbye - see I can't even help getting attached to a dog I'm dog sitting! geesh No wonder I have such emotional turbulence. ;)
Today JTK and I had to make a special trip to the bookstore. I had gotten him a new book for Christmas that I started reading to him and it is awful ... as in terrifyingly awful. It's called The Monstrumologist and it's an award nominee! We like creepy books - in fact, we just fnished The Graveyard Book which was a fascinating read. It's by the same author who wrote Coraline and I highly recommend it! It's got a bit of a creepy vibe, but it's very cool and full of adventure. Well, not this new book. I had to put it down last night after I read "As he spoke, the doctor tapped thin strips of flesh from the forceps into the metal tray, dark and stringy. like half cured jerky, a piece of white material clinging to one or two of the strands, and I realized he wasn't peeling off pieces of the monster's flesh: The flesh belonged to the face and neck of the girl. .... He had been cleaning the things teeth." ACK it's only January 2nd and I'm already in the running for worst Mom of the year. I decided that wasn't a very good bedtime book so to make things really happy and shiney again, I grabbed an old Dr. Seuss anthology and read a couple of stories out of there. I had to choose Sneetches which is one of my all time fave Dr. Seuss stories. Of course, JTK griped and groused - but I saw the little smile on his face as he fell asleep. I love Dr. Seuss!! I commented to him today that I know he secretly enjoyed me reading it to him and he acted like it was no big deal, that he didn't mind it at all. Once again, we have the time warp memory reverso of a 12 year old boy.