Did I tell you yesterday, or what? “They guys” go everywhere. Pictured here: Otter, Mountain Goat, and Beaver.
This kid gets funnier ever day he grows into this personality of his. He’s starting to develop his sense of humor and nothing gets me quite like the grown up, fake laugh that emits from his tiny little mouth after he says something he thinks is particularly funny. Last night, Harry and I were eating dinner, just the two of us, and he looked over at Duke and said “Duke a wolf.” with a little smirk on his face. I could tell he was waiting for a reaction so I overdid it with the shock and surprise, exclaiming “Duke is a wolf?! I always thought he was a dog! He’s a wolf?” Harry laughed at my agape mouth and nodded, “Mmhmm.”
As my feigned surprise died down, I could see his little mind working, trying to find the next story to tell me. “Calvin wolf too.” I genuinely laughed at his ability to understand the reaction this statement would elicit and then the shock was projected on my face again. The kid thought it was so funny and when I calmed down, he looked at me with that devious grin and said “And another one.”
I demanded to know who the other wolf was and Harry, without hesitation, replied “Papa.” I lost it, I was laughing so hard at this kid. He started his grown up laugh and the look in his eye was something I’ll never forget. Pride at making such a funny joke. Awe at how clever he could be. And warmth because he was sharing all this with me. The luckiest girl in the world, even if I do live with three incognito wolves.