A random dragonfly appearing in Sojo's room tonight caused the cutest chain reaction. I mentioned that we had lots of dragonflies when we lived in China, so she then decided that this particular dragonfly had flown all the way from China to be with her because it was looking for a Chinese friend. We hung out with our new friend, Puppy (textbook psychology shows that the kid just wants a real pet!), all night long, and Sojo simply could not be convinced to open the window and let it go back outside.
There were promises made that she would go outside tomorrow to find food for it, giddy delight every time she climbed off the bed to take a peek at it, and panic when it flew somewhere in the room where she couldn't find it. She's actually sleeping with her door closed for the first time in her life tonight, just so Puppy doesn't fly out her door.
On the bright side, dragonflies are super low-maintenance pets. Just the kind we like.