A rough one.
Some days are like that.
Or just constant challenges.
Whatever it was, at 5pm, I was ready to slink out and find a haven.
And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a little Mad Hatter.
She said she was in the 1st grade, but I had a sneaky suspicion that this little kid was far beyond her years.
We talked for awhile.
To be a veterinarian.
Then she began to read to me….. about bringing a mouse to school.
She read every word in that little book, and did it with a sparkle in her eyes.
She was magnificent.
Such a ham bone.
Such a loving soul.
She has a rabbit and a kitten at home.
She loves to ride horses.
And she had a boyfriend, but he moved to Florida.
However, never fear.
There is a new one on the horizon.
7 years old, and the most charming kid one will ever meet.
What a happy, pleasant, fun evening….. with little Maddie, the maddest hatter I have met in a long time.
Thank you Maddie, for bringing so much laughter, enthusiasm, and meaning into my world.
I can’t wait to see you again.