Harri isn't the only one writing notes at the moment. Jay has also been writing me notes, but not the type that Harri has been. People who know me well, know that I'm not an animal person. Yes I grew up on a farm with lots of animals, but they just don't do anything for me. I can see a dog or kitten and think they are really cute, but as for having one at home and having to clean up it's crap, wash it, feed it, walk it and put up with it's smells just turns me off them.
The boys have always been told we are 'never getting an animal' and I feel like an awful Mum saying it, but I think about all the bad things about having an animal - like what do you do with them if you ever go away, and that I will most likely be the one looking after it after the novelty wears off.
Lately Jalen has been begging us to let him have an animal. I've told him if he saves up himself he can have a fish tank in his room and buy his own fish. He thinks that is a cool idea, but says he wants something 'cuddly' that he can physically pick up and play with. He keeps asking me if he can have a dog, rabbit, lizard, mouse or a guinea pig. He always knows what the answer is going to be, but it doesn't stop him trying...over and over again.
A few weeks ago I found this note that he typed for me sitting on the kitchen bench.