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Monday, September 20, 2010

Kids or dogs-what's easier?

It was a busy weekend indeed!  As I mentioned in my last post, we went to the Dave Matthews Concert on Friday night .  We got home about 2 a.m. Saturday morning, and then Mike and I had to get up around 6:45 a.m. to head to the airport.  We flew to Ohio for our nephew's baptism which was a lot of fun.  We then got up at 4 a.m. this morning to fly back home.

I was totally exhausted when we got to the apartment this morning, and was looking forward to catching a few zzzz's.  Only that wasn't possible because our apartment looked like a crime scene.  Only instead of blood stains, there were brown poo stains everywhere.  There were about 30 separate stains on the carpet, more on the couch, and our bed looked like a brown torpedo hit it.  There were spots all over our comforter, sheets and every part of our pillows.

Gross, I know.  If you're eating right now, I apologize.

There are two possible reasons for these gross stomach issues, 1) our dog sitter gave the doggies two treats instead of their usual one, so maybe their stomachs couldn't handle it or more likely 2) The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup wrapper I found on the floor licked clean made our dog very sick.

I was telling my sister-in-law about what happened and she started laughing, saying when she was in the process of potty training her then 1 1/2 year old son, she found that he had pooped in the closet.  We started joking about what's easier, kids or dogs?  Let's break it down...

Can kids sense fear?
Kids- Often have explosive brown poopy too, only it's usually contained in their diaper
Dogs- Doggies are always willing to nap with you no matter what time of day it is, even if they've already been sleeping 10+ hours
Kids- Eventually grow up, and pay you back by taking you out to eat or better yet, building a guest house out back just for you
Dogs- Eat the same thing everyday, so there's no deciding what's for dinner and you don't have to hear them complain, "Not kibbles again!"
Kids- Say sweet things like, "I just love you ma!"
Dogs- Don't talk back or say things like, "Grandma, you have a big butt!" (I actually heard a 6-year old say that this weekend)
Kids- You don't have to worry about getting into fights with the neighborhood Daschund or Lab
Dogs- Don't need allowance, gas money or college tuition

I say all of this jokingly, of course.  I'm sure in the next 10 years or so, we'll be ready for our own 2-legged kids.  Of course, I'll be 42 at that point, so let's just hope my eggs aren't scrambled (if you know what I mean.)

1 comment:

  1. Wait, you had Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the apartment??? I so would have snagged one of those if I knew!