Dear Madeline, although it’s awesome that when you grow up you want to be a grandma, you might want to survive motherhood first. Good luck with that. Dear Susannah, I love how excited you are to start school. I’ll ask you again in a month. Dear self, it’s kind of freaky how quickly you changed your mind about your absolutely-no-dog-ever rule when you saw those puppies. I don’t even know you anymore. Dear Jerm, even though you’re the only sane one….have you changed your mind about the puppy yet?