Sitting on my lap right now while I lay on the couch is not just my laptop…
We bought a puppy!!!
The kids have been asking for
months, nay YEARS! We’ve tried this before and it didn’t work to say the least. The timing was all wrong. The last puppy I brought home, without my hubby’s consent I might add, was a few weeks if not days before I gave birth to our 4th child. WHAT WAS I THINKING?! Then on top of that… we moved houses! Our church was being renovated so that was consuming a lot of our time and we left on vacation for 4 weeks a week after the baby was born. To top off the stress, my hubby’s mom died – in his arms – in our home. So needless to say… the puppy went back!
Jump 4 1/2 yrs later… the kids are older, more responsible, more ready for this. Em’s was up at 6:45am to take him out for a pee (she was the only one to listen to every word of the lady who was telling us how to care for him and when his next shots were due), followed closely behind the boys who couldn’t wait to play with him before they were off to school. Hubby is loving him too. He admitted that he thinks this little Beagle/Collie X and has even been caught cuddling him and telling “Brady” to come to Daddy!! He’s hooked.