On the way home from school today, Mark asked if I'd take a picture of him and Tippy so he could have a memory to one day show his children. He's so my kid. I said yes.
While both boys are very sad, Brian is struggling a little bit more. We all know that it was the right thing, it'll just take some time to adjust. It's a good teaching moment. I was telling Brian that some people won't have pets specifically because it's too hard to say good-bye, but isn't it worth it to have three (or more) great years of memories in exchange for a few days of sadness? We think so.
And yes, both boys wore the same shirts today. I'm sure it's somehow an April Fool joke that they pulled together, because I KNOW I never bought two of the same shirt in the same size. How they did it, I don't know.
Thank you for all the love and hugs.