i’ll let elliot tell you

October 3, 2011 at 14:30 6 comments

the above is what elliot wrote in his school journal this morning.  if any of you have talked to elliot at all since saturday, you already heard this news.  the kid is bursting with excitement!

we went back to the animal shelter on saturday and filled out the paperwork for adopting the pest who wouldn’t leave our house or my kids’ memories.  i hate cats. i love my kids though, and when elliot realized where the family discussion on saturday morning was headed, his face made me confident in the decision.

elliot’s wrestled with and rejected several names over the last few days, but he finally settled on Percy for the following reasons:

  1. the cat was persistent at making us his family.
  2. elliot was persistent in asking his parents and asking God to give him a cat.
  3. “percy” passes the cute factor.
  4. “percy” begins with the “purr” sound.
i was hoping that elliot would pick a name that would remind him that God had given him this pet as a result of constantly praying, so i’m satisfied with what he decided.  elliot and i also went out this weekend to grab supplies for making a scratching post for the cat, and the nerf guns are loaded and ready for cat training on wednesday.
i still can’t believe that a cat will be in my house.
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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julie  |  October 3, 2011 at 14:34

    You are a good mother, Joan. I am confident that you won’t regret it! Also, you should read Elliot the passage about the persistent widow. He might get a kick out of knowing he isn’t the only one who pesters God and gets what he wants!

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  • 2. Julie  |  October 3, 2011 at 14:35

    Also, Percy is a wonderful name!! And didn’t Percy from the Harry Potter books have orange hair?

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  • 3. Rachel Lee  |  October 3, 2011 at 15:41

    Congrats to Elliot on your new friend! What a wonderful story :)

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  • 4. Jen Heemskerk  |  October 3, 2011 at 15:54

    hahahaha sucker!=)

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  • 5. mycraftaddiction  |  October 3, 2011 at 23:01

    AWWWWWWW!!!! Good for you Jonah, youre a very good mommy!!
    ps – Kitty snuggles are the best!

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  • 6. April  |  October 9, 2011 at 13:13

    I would have done the same thing. Sigh. Look what kids DO to us! ;)

    Reply

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