Things that Glow that are Welcome in my Home
by Tricia Williford
June 23rd, 2016

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The boys are living it up this week with two dogs, an aquarium of fish, a gecko and a cat in the home where we are staying. They’re beginning a pet campaign.

I can’t say I disagree. We might be a family who is once again ready for a dog.

A dog, I say. Mid-size, smart, and hypoallergenic.

This morning, Tyler said, “You know, mommy, I think we should get a pet. I want a jellyfish.”

“Oh yeah?” I’ve learned to ask questions before I immediately say no. “Why would you choose a jellyfish?”

“Because they glow in the dark.”

“Then, I vote we get a night light.”


Tricia is a remarried widow, a writer, teacher, reader, and thinker, and the author of three books. Thousands of readers join her each morning for a cup of coffee as they sign online to read today's funny, poignant stories that capture the fleeting moments of life. 

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