Tuesday, January 04, 2011

And so it begins...

As we were driving home from the park today, Harrison said something to me that I expected to hear eventually, but that I was definitely not quite ready to hear yet:

"Mom, I want a dog."

As something of a pet-hater, I knew this was probably the beginning of a battle that I'm eventually going to lose. I don't know why I was so surprised, in light of this picture I took at my parents' house last week.

Wish me luck.

31 comments:

Brit Warner said...

Stay strong! :) I am all about NO pets. My kids will get the "You will be just fine without a pet", speech from me until they move out.

Brian, Emily, Charlie, and Lucy said...

That picture is AWESOME! I love and adore that child of yours! And amen to you and Britney -- the only way we are ever getting a dog is if we have a HUGE yard. So you know, it probably won't ever happen.

Carmen said...

cute pic, so glad you finally posted again! I have nothing against dogs, obviously, but I would just say if you get one get one that is already potty trained and you know is good with kids (like a golden retriever). Don't get a puppy, or if you decide on a puppy wait til you are done having babies since puppies are a LOT of work. I can't wait to see more posts coming and I will do better with mine as well :).

Brooke said...

you're a goner.

Juliann said...

I actually love dogs, but Scott says he'd rather have another child than a dog...they cost the same and use up the same amount of energy to take care of. He may have a point. However, I don't have to be pregnant or birth a dog...

Jamie said...

If you ever want a trial run, you can borrow cowboy. He's the best!! And harrison looks so dang cute!

Conni said...

Karl thought the same thing. We now have the cutest Havanese in the world! Seriously, he loves her to pieces.

Miss Molly said...

I just came to your blog after not reading for...over a year. And here you went a made another human being while I was gone. I had no idea! Congrats. You have two baby boy dolls.

Where are you guys living now?

Kelly and Alisha said...

what a great blog and family! i have two sons on missions and a daughter getting ready to go so i really enjoyed the picture of your sister on her mission. thank you!!

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Matt "Hacksaw" said...

A lot of parents don't want their kids to be happy, that's fine. Just kidding. But I think everyone can like a dog, you just have to find the right one. Also, does Harrison like wells? If so, getting him a dog might be the safest thing you can do.

odiofabrifibra said...

haha funny picture..

Since you don't want a dog i know a good way you can have a dog but not really have a dog. What i do sometimes is i volunteer at an animal shelter and i walk their dogs. Not only that i also get to play with the dogs too. SO it's almost like i own a dog haha. Why don't you see if you can volunteer at an animal shelter and see if you can bring you son???

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