This past Christmas, my husband and I finally gave into our kids’ ceaseless pleading and got them a puppy.
So on Christmas morning, we welcomed our new Boston Terrier, Beau, into our home. As you can see by the picture, she’s ridiculously cute.
Which is a good thing, because she was also an absolute hellian. She chewed on the furniture and peed on the rug, she refused to walk on her leash, and she would hide under the bushes for hours if we let her off. She didn’t respond to her name, or stern commands of, “No!” Or “Bad Dog!” in the slightest. She was, as I came to realize, what’s commonly known as a “puppy,” and puppies get away with a lot because they’re so freakin’ cute.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had little ones. My kids are now 13, 11, and 10 and I’ll be honest, a lot of the hard work I did when they were little has really paid off. They are pretty good kids, they don’t need a lot of reminders anymore, and with our guidance, they are doing a pretty awesome job at becoming really good people.
So I have to admit, when we got this puppy, I was reminded very quickly about all the things I ask my readers, clients and fans to do on a daily basis. I guess you could say I was a little out of the loop and, having not been in the baby/toddler world for a while now, I think I’d lost touch a little bit about what you are living through day to day.
Now, before anyone starts to yell at me, I am not saying kids and dogs are the same thing so just get over it.
So, here are a few things this new puppy forced me to remember about life with little ones.
So true when I look at my own kids. All our hard work has paid off. When I take the dog out for her 10th trip to the potty, I have to remind myself that all this hard work is going to pay off too. All the time, consistency and effort we are putting in now to raise a well behaved dog will pay off one day. Right?
Oh people, please tell me I am right!
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