Grace [5 years old]: Mom! Look! It's the perfect dog! It likes staying inside, it likes children, and it likes smelling!
She was reading the pictorial key along the side of an entry in a dog book: "Dog that should sleep indoors," "Gentle dog," and "Scenting hound." Within seconds, however, she corrected herself.
Grace: Actually, the bulldog is the perfect dog.
Her daddy has trained her well...
Josiah [8 years old at the time, and completely serious with his question]: Can we use Swag Bucks to get a dog?
Jason: That would be Wag Bucks.
Grace (5 years old) told her Gran'dad something that happened during our last homeschool play date (February 2012):
Grace [bubbling over with excitement, even while merely retelling the event]: We got to play with a dog! And it was a real, actual dog!
Yep, not one of those fake dogs. (Grace just told me she meant that it wasn't a toy dog, but--hey--I'm the one writing this.) The puppy belongs to one of the homeschool families, and I think the puppy loves being with all the kids as much as the kids love her.
Pictorial proof that it was, in fact, a real (not fake) dog:
|Grace (5), Josiah (9), and Rosebud the real dog|