Lindsay Eland

Lindsay Eland

In addition to loving on all the dogs, and teaching yoga, Lindsay is also the author of three contemporary novels for middle grade readers (ages 9-99). Scones and Sensibility, A Summer of Sundays, and Five Times Revenge

Ruined

My daughter, Ella, when she was little, asked me one morning on the way home from school, “Why do stuffed animals get ruined the more you love them?” And when she asked me this I couldn’t help but think of the stuffed animal in question. She was holding up Gracie’s favorite stuffed animal—her  sock monkey named Jer-Jer. When Gracie was little, this monkey accompanied her everywhere and was rarely out of her embrace. And he looked it. His arms have…