I am married with children. My husband and I are doing our best to raise open minded, caring, happy kids. But we are realistic, so we are keeping records of our shortcomings for the therapists they'll surely need in the future.
Some of you may recall about 9 months ago we had to say goodbye to our beloved 14 year old black Lab. And now? We, and when I say we, I mean me and the girls, are ready to welcome a little ball of fur into our family. What about hubby you ask? Let's just say he hasn't exactly embraced the idea. It was his idea that we wait for a year before getting a new dog. And while I totally agree that we needed time to grieve. Well, let's just say we disagree on the timeline here. I think getting a puppy during the summer while the girls are out of school would be more fun and they could help with training. Hey someone has to wipe up all that pee on the floor and they are so much closer to it than I am. Anyway, I have finally given in and agreed that since we spend a week in July at the beach, getting a puppy after we get back makes the most sense. Otherwise we'd be leaving a half trained puppy in a kennel and starting from square one again when we get back. But mid-July is not August, and August is one year, which means we are still in negotiations. However, I found a breeder close who says they are expecting a litter soon, which would mean the puppies would be ready for new homes at the end of July. Getting the right puppy is more important than the actual date to me or hubby (at least I think it is). So while we are still discussing the timing, we are for certainly getting a puppy soon! And it's a good thing, because we've had more than one conversation like this lately.
Me: If mommy brought home a puppy now your daddy might move out and leave us with our new puppy. You wouldn't want to have to choose between mommy and daddy together or a puppy would you?
Smartass child: Would it be wrong if I said I'd choose the puppy?