(or being the closest aunt means)
taking your kid to jump in the puddles
yes, claire is 2 1/2 and this would be her first official time bring allowed to jump in the puddles.
not that she hasn't jumped in puddles, but this time she was encouraged. i just hate being wet.
so after driving home from playing with lindsay, i couldn't help but put the bubba down for bed, and put some real boots on claire and let her go to town. go HERE to see the jumping. don't mind the undies.... her pants were already soaking, and i don't know about you but one of the worst feelings in the world is having the bottom of the pants be wet. (after plain being wet, or having wet hair. i can't stand to have wet hair!)
thanks for the fun linds! (and the "eggs" and popcorn)
or are dogs like babies?
think about it.
1. babies, and dogs, are growing teeth, and will teethe anything and everything they can get in their mouth. my foot, the couch, paper, etc.
2. dogs, and babies, have to be potty trained. hands down, worst mommy/doggy- mommy job. who in their right mind likes potty training?
3. babies, and dogs, crawl, to their hearts content. so maybe with dogs they are on all fours, but really, sometimes babies are too, so its the same thing.
4. dogs, and babies, have to be sleep trained to sleep in their own bed. (even if it means sleeping on a mattress in the kitchen to keep the doggy downstairs, or sleeping on the floor of a bedroom til baby goes to sleep so they know you are close.)
5. my baby, and dogs, will crawl over and chew on your leg if they are hungry, and won't stop til they get something.
6. dogs, and babies, are encouraged to learn tricks, like rolling over and sitting, and are rewarded with praise and love if they can do the tricks.
and for so many other reasons. maybe i feel this way because our family dog was so much a part of us that she kind of acted like one of the children, but either way i think its funny. i don't care to think about the reasoning, i just have to sometimes remind myself that bubba is in fact NOT a dog, i shouldn't call to him, whistle at him, or give commands, and patting his head and throwing treats his way may not be the most human thing to do.