Wednesday, October 1, 2008

the new husky

sorry for the delay on the husky report. thanks for all your great suggestions! we gave joel the new husky about a week ago yesterday. in the end, we decided not to lie to him about the fact that this wasn't his real husky. here's basically what happened:

me: "mommy and daddy have something for you joel." ben pulls out the husky from behind his back.

joel: "i don't want a NEW husky! i want MY husky!" he takes it and throws it aside.

ben and i look at each other like, "crap."

me: "this is husky's brother. husky sent him to keep you company."

joel: "but i want carter to bring me MY husky from the beach." (carter is joel's cousin, just 3 months older than joel, who was very concerned when he heard about husky being gone. he offered joel to come and help him look for husky. very sweet, but he lives in washington.)

me: "well bud, i'm really sorry but i don't think your husky is coming back. it's husky's brother or nothing." (this is breaking my heart!)

kadin: "i want him!"

joel: "NO! he's MINE!" (joel grabs the dog)

nice. that's all it took. the prospect of his little brother getting the new dog instead of him. and he hasn't parted with it since. i took this picture about five minutes after the introduction. notice how beautiful and shiny and fluffy and plump husky is? it won't last for long. it's only been a week and he's already filthy. also, notice that kadin has his blue doggie with him, too. we need to start investing in TY stuffed animals. this is ridiculous.

12 comments:

i'm jackie. he's doug. said...

That pic is PRICELESS. Kadin's face says "Not going to share, eh? Well I'm going to steal that dog from you in your sleep... just you wait..." and Joel's face says "EAT IT!"

Well, I'm glad he finally accepted Husky's very shiny hermano. Hopefully you don't face a catastrophe like this again!!

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

that is so hilarious. i too love the picture... kadin looks like he is coveting the husky and plotting out how to steal it just like jackie said! he is SUPER shiny. hopefully joelie will love him just as much.

Jennifer said...

Glad to hear it turned out A-OK. Good thing he didn't lose Husky before Kadin came along (although based on his conniving stare, Joel may lose it because of Kadin now).

Makala said...

Classic! What a great picture... totally captures the boys emotions on their faces! :-) It's amazing what a little sibling rivalry will do, huh?!?! So happy to hear that Joel is happy with his new husky!

Jasmine said...

That's so funny! It's totally how I get Mr to take things sometimes- threaten that Siah will get it... works like a charm!

Emily said...

That is hilarious! That's how my boys are...Austin won't want something until his brother wants it. Too cute! We made our blog private, so I need your email address to make sure you still have access.

The Richardsons said...

I bet you're so relieved to have that over with! I love how as parents we start out with such grand and noble designs but usually end up going the "imaginitive" way anyway!

Kristen said...

The look of envy on Kadin's face is priceless! Glad it worked out!

Lark said...

so funny and such a picture to capture this emotional and hilarious moment in your family's life!

Heather said...

I'm glad the introduction of the 'new' husky went well.. :)

Lisa said...

The looks on the boys faces are too funny. Seriously, just the thought of someone else getting anything will change kids minds in a second! glad it worked out!

Lindsey said...

I love Kadins face. Glad the whole situation worked out. I love to hear these kind of stories.