Mark: If I were you, I'd be taking Harper on a walk every morning.
Me: Yes, that's a good idea. I'll take her on one tomorrow.
Monday, 2 p.m. Kristen and Harper set out for the library. It is about a 10 minute walk.
Nice lady at the library while I am checking out my four books: Oh, what a sweet little lady!
Harper as we leave the library: Waaaaaaaaaa!
Harper as we turn on to Pennsylvania Ave: Waaaaaaaaaa, waaaaaaaaaa, waaaaaaaaa!
Harper as we walk past the golf course: Waa, waa, waa, waa, waa, waa!
Harper as we turn onto Kelly Drive: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Harper as we turn into our driveway: sigh.
Harper as we go into the house: Waa aaa aaa aaa.
Me as I take Harper out of her carrier: pant, pant, pant (with sweat dripping)
Thanks Daddy. That walk was a good idea.
The story behind the name:
One evening, at the Old Broadway Grill in Fargo, North Dakota, my brother caught the end of a Mountain Dew commercial. In the commercial, a Mountain Dew drinker was riding a shark in the ocean. My brother exclaimed in surprise, not realizing that it was a commercial. When I told him he declared "All I saw was a guy coming out of the shower with a shark." Of course, he meant water, but the idea of showering with sharks has been with me ever since.