We have been planning on getting a dog for sometime now. We actually told our oldest daughter we would get her one when she turned 5. That didn’t work out because I had the baby & my youngest was still in diapers & the middle son was just barely potty trained. So the deal became that when she turned 6 we would get a dog. She will be 6 next month- we will have our new puppy tomorrow afternoon!!! Yay for us! I’m not totally thrilled with the idea of more poop to deal with, however, I think it’ll be worth it 🙂
Today we went & got all the things we need to have a dog. When I say “we” I do mean all SIX (we have 4 children 6 & under) of us. We rarely do this- get out I mean ALTOGETHER. We pretty much avoid it at all costs. It exhausts me to think about getting everyone ready & out the door to do anything especially if there will be other human beings where we plan on going. Especially strangers. I worry about about everyone (kids) freaking out at the same time. I worry about having to take them to nasty public bathrooms (so we actually go to the bathroom twice before we leave- once before they get dressed & then again before they get in the car). I worry about parking lots.
Well, anywho- we geared ourselves up for the challenge because we wanted the kids to be part of “getting ready” for our new dog. Everything went well considering. 🙂 I noticed a few looks (at how many little ones we had), but only one comment today.
Here it is:
“You gotcha a boat load there huh?”
We just smile.
I often wonder how come more people can’t say positive things. Like “Wow, what a nice looking family”.
What about you? Do you say positive things to other mothers (parents)? What are some things you say?
I challenge you to encourage or say ONE positive thing to a young mother you see in public. I bet you would make someones YEAR!