a peek inside the fishbowl

23 Apr, 2005

Tearful departure

Posted by andrea in: Misc. life

You’ll have to imagine the audio here. Sarah was wailing COUCHY! COUCHEEEEEEE! when she realized our couch was being heaved into the back of a truck.

“It’ll come back Sarah,” I said as I wiped her tears away. “And it’ll be nicer than ever.”

She thought about this.

“Will it have hearts on it?”

Hearts? Clearly her idea of a nice couch isn’t exactly the same as mine. She is, after all, four years old.

“No Sarah, it won’t have hearts. But you wait and see. It’ll be great.”



1 Response to "Tearful departure"

1 | Ann D

April 24th, 2005 at 7:57 pm


Hey, your daughter matches your blog! Very cool!

She is very cute. :-)

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