Sophie’s Visit

Last weekend my brother and his wife went on a trip out-of-town. He asked me if I could watch Sophie while they were gone. Since I have not had much time getting to know my niece I jumped at the chance.
My wife was also going out of town that weekend, taking my younger daughter, Megan. My older daughter, Bethany, would be gone most of Saturday at a church event. So it was going to be just me watching my two year old niece.
It has been a long time since I’ve watched a child this young all by myself. It turned out to be a lot of fun. Sophie really liked the pets we have here. Three cats and a dog. You can imagine how much the cats liked being hugged by a two year old. But the dog actually enjoyed all the attention. Sometime she hugged a little too hard, but Sophie was very receptive to suggestions to ease up a little.
Twenty-four hours later my brother and his wife came to pick up their daughter and the Lindner household became just a bit quieter.