Our little church hosts Kidz Church the first Sunday of every month. It's a service geared strictly to the kids. One of the features is a life size dog, Rovercomer (or his cousin - the uh, ah-hem, female version - Hannah-belle). The kids, especially Elijah, love his visits!
This past month, as we were hosting Kidz Church, we became aware Rover's storage tote had a very strange smell that had covered all the clothes and costume. I offered to bring it all home, wash the clothes and air out the costume. The large tote is setting in our guest room...
Tonight, I look up to see Elijah running from the guest room - eye's wide, heart pounding, "Mom - Rovercomer!!!!"
And I knew... my little guy had found Rover's costume.
"Mom, Rover's in da box!!"
"Yes, Elijah, he's sleeping."
"Mom, I saw Rover's feet!!."
"Yes, Rover's feet are in the box too."
I explained that Rover is sleeping in his house. He sat on my lap a full 10 minutes and couldn't quit talking about Rover. I tried distracting him with a video but he kept turning his attention back to Rover. I gave a brief explanation "Rover needed some clean clothes so Mommy brought him home and I'm doing his laundry........." I even took Elijah outside for some quality time. As soon as we came back in the house