My children really, really want a dog. And, when I say “really, really want a dog”, I’m not exaggerating. At least one of them asks me DAILY if they can please have a dog. Daily. This has been going on for well over a year now.
Jeff really, really wants a dog too. Luckily he doesn’t ask me to re-consider every day.
I really, really don’t want a dog. I don’t want the extra responsibility. I just plain don’t want to take care of another living, breathing, pooping thing. Now, the kids promise they’ll do everything, but, how can they when they can’t take care of themselves and will all be in school?
I guess what I really, really don’t want is a dog that I have to house break.
That’s why I’m thinking a more mature dog would be ideal…..I wouldn’t have to worry about the puppy stuff and it might be do-able.
I might be waffling.
I’m wondering if I need to be slapped.
Dog? or No dog?
Granting my children their number one wish? or Being a mean mom (and I suppose wife)?