My daughter loves dogs. Ever since she could talk she has been asking for us to get her a dog.
Every time we say...maybe someday. It will take a long time for my dog hating husband to be talked into such a purchase...but we don't tell her that. Actually I shouldn't be too hard on my husband because hate is a strong word. He just really dislikes everything that comes along with a dog...the smell and the dirty fur and the slobber that makes him want to wash his hands. He does like some dogs....as long as they aren't his. So until our kids can care for a dog, we won't be getting one.
So my sweet little girl had a play date with a friend yesterday. We arrived at their home to find that they added a new addition to their a family......an adorable dog. I knew immediately this could be bad news for me. Riley spent the whole time at their house in the backyard playing with the dog, putting her leash on and running around the pool and feeding her treats. But her smiles quickly turned to sadness when it was time to leave.
She came into the house and cuddled up to me with a frown on her house. I inquired what was wrong and the following conversation ensued:
"Mommy, why can't we get a dog?"
"Honey.....we'll get a dog someday."
"But why can't we get a dog now?"
"Because you'll be getting something better in just a few weeks."
Riley gives me the sad face.
"You'll be getting a baby brother"
"But Mommy, you can't walk a baby!"
I smile trying to get her to smile....., "Sure you can honey, we can just put him in a stroller and push him along on a walk."
By now..It thought for sure a smile would break across her face.
But no......her reply was this,
"But Mommy, you can't walk a baby with a leash!!!"
huh, nope, I guess you can't.