George (a.k.a. Hammy G)

Three years ago:
“Mom, can I get a hamster?”
Me: “No. You have a dog.”

Two years ago:
“Can I get a hamster?”
Me: “No.”

One year ago:
“Can I get a hamster?”
Me: “No.”

Day 2 of the pandemic:
“Can I get a hamster?”
Me: “No.”

Day 120 of the pandemic:
I look over at my 12-year-old, my youngest child, who has barely left the house in 4 months, who misses her friends, who is on screens too much out of boredom, who is responsible beyond her years, and who loves animals more than anything.

And before I know it, I’m blurting out, “Get in the car. We’re going to get a hamster!”

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a smile that big. Or seen a child move so fast.

Friends…meet George! (a.k.a. “Hammy G”). He is sweet, and gentle, and everything he does is cute. Look at his tiny hands!! And shhh, don’t tell, but I think I might love him even more than my daughter does. ❤️

I mean, I may or may not have Googled “how to make a hamster hat” this morning. Hmm…maybe I’ve been locked up too long. Ok, ok, I have DEFINITELY been locked up too long. 😂😂😂

5 thoughts on “George (a.k.a. Hammy G)

  1. Beth Bagwell

    Such a sweet story. Girl, I feel your pain. We have been home since March 18th. With a 4, 7, and 11 year old. And I am working from home.

    1. Janene Dutt

      Wow…that’s tough! So hard to work from home even under normal circumstances, let alone quarantines! One day at a time…hang in there!! 🙂 Janene

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