It is all Alan’s fault (because his wife and little boy are completely innocent in this!). This conversation happened today with Joel on our way home from school.
Joel: Mom, can you take me somewhere
Me: I’m not sure, where do you want to go? (Note to new parents, always keep your skepticism in check when a four year old boy asks for anything!)
Joel: I think it is time we go to the pet store
Me: (trying not to spew the coke I just put in my mouth)
Joel: I would like to go pick out my two new dogs
Me: Really? I don’t think we can do that today
Joel: Ok…maybe next week
End of discussion
Soon after Alan and Carrie welcomed their little guy into the world we drove out to their house to take them a meal. They own two dogs. I must tell you I was quite nervous as they are big dogs. I was not sure how the boys would take to them. I figured they would freak out but instead they entertained themselves with the dogs the entire time! Joel came home and immediately wanted a dog. It is hard to explain to a 4 year old why we will not have a dog…yet. The idea of a dog had gone away until this weekend, when Alan, Carrie and Sawyer came over. Now the dog is fresh in Joel’s mind and he is not letting go. He is even taking special care of his stuffed dog now…putting it down for a nap and all!
We will have a dog one day, I know this. I am ok with this too…as long as I am not the one cleaning up after it! I have enough to keep up with here with the boys and Heath! When we move to our land and have more room I think a dog will be a great addition to our family.
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