Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Parenting: Fun while it lasted

Yesterday we got the new ward directory… you guessed it….we had to say goodbye to Spencer.

For those of you who missed the story, back in October, when our Ward Directory got dropped off at our door, we realized something fantastic—we had a child we didn’t know about. Each of the directory listings had the adults’ names above the picture, and any children listed below. Sure enough, below Cameron and Kim, the directory said “Spencer”.

Well, since it’s not everyday you acquire a child, we decided to be the best parents that little Spencer could have asked for. We had fun family outings, balanced baking cookies with eating our vegetables ,and never stayed out too late. But as all good things go, when the new directory came, we realized that Spencer’s real parents must have wanted him back, because he was gone.

Unfortunately, it will probably be a while before we end up with another child (real or otherwise), it turns out imaginary parenting is exhausting.


  1. That story TOTALLY made my day! Kim, you are a hilarious girl!

  2. Hahahaha! Sad day, the house probably seems much emptier without little imaginary Spencer running around the place. But I guess you will have less imaginary messes to clean up. :)

  3. We had a moment of silence over here when we got the ward directory. We are sorry for your loss.

  4. So we'll just keep that rocking horse up in the attic a little while longer.