This week is all about pets - fur babies - little love bugs - your adorable besties. The missing piece of our family *sad face*.
I grew up with dogs and I have so many amazing memories with them and that's something I desire so much for growing my family. The adorable wagging tail that happily greets you at the door each evening, the sometimes spastic terror who would prefer to hide in the closet during a thunderstorm, the cuddly comforter when your sick, the vacuum cleaner (let's be honest this has to be awesome with a toddler), and the summer-time pond swimmer. Dogs can truly add so much love and value to your life and sometimes you don't recognize their power over you until they are gone.
Up until this point we've had to put off adding a furry friend to our family because of our crazy work schedules. Once I made adjustments to my work commitments we learned we were expecting baby #2. Adding a family pet is a huge commitment and I want to make sure that our family can commit the time and love necessary and right now we honestly just can't make that commitment. One day we will pull the trigger but the time has to be right.
I would also like to note that I lean toward furry friends of the dog variety but I think a pet of almost any type can add a lot of value to a family dynamic.
Do you own a pet? If so please let me live vicariously through you and share all your fur-ball stories.
Check out previous posts from this link up here:
- Hiding in the Bathroom with Food – the weird things we do to get some time alone (or eat our favorite foods)
- To Spank or Not to Spank – a discussion on discipline: when to start, how to implement, and how does it change as kids get older
- Kids Say the Darndest Things – the crazy things that come out of our kids’ mouths
- Saying Goodbye to Diapers – tips and tricks or just stories about the potty-training process
- The Man Behind the Mama – talking about husbands, boyfriends, etc.
- Fighting the Green-Eyed Monster - talking about how all mamas sometimes get jealous of others
- Dating my Daughter/Son – spending special time on “dates” with our kids