"Mom. That was no joke. They were WAY more serious than Alabama."
And she hung in there, and she did some things better and some things worse than the other girls in her class. And by the end of the second session she was twirling around the bars like I'd never seen her before.
Alida is a bottle of potential, wherever she wants to put it.
We will not be able to stop her, and I don't want to, once she decides to do a thing.
I'm not sure whether the dog enjoyed better the attempted kill of the skunk outside our door
or the bath that came after.
He had the thing in his mouth.
It played dead.
It scampered off.
This all happened within about five seconds of Patric and I walking out into the night to take him on a short walk before bed, chattering away with each other for the first time the entire day as the leash flew from Patric's hand.