Monday, November 20, 2006

Baby vs. Puppy

Someone told me that a dog is harder than having children. Her reasoning? Because you can take kids with you everywhere you go. Hmm. A dog is easier than having a baby. After having thought about it, I wonder, should I be offended? I am a stay at home mom, to kids, a baby and a toddler. I don't have a dog, I am not a stay at home dog-carer. And would a dog be harder? I haven't owned my own dog as an adult yet. But we did have one as I grew up and I am going to say that taking care of kids, much harder than a dog. Here are my reasons.

1. A child, you have to shepherd their heart. A dog, you have to train them to pee and poop outside and not chew things.

2. A child, you have to take with you everywhere you go. It is illegal to leave them home caged up.

3. I wipe poop off their butts, enough said.

4. I make milk for them and let them suck it out of me, do you do that for your puppy?

This is just a small list, I am sure there are others that I can't think of right now. As I reread this, I am thinking, I can't believe I am even defending myself that children are harder to take care of than dogs.

1 comment:

  1. Well I have both (1 kid, 2 dogs) and while the kid is defintely harder the dogs are waaaaay more annoying and frustrating. Kids ARE harder BECAUSE you have to take them everywhere!

    My dogs were my kids before I actually had a kid. Dogs were much easier to care for when looked at as kids but then they became dogs again once Cricket was born. And now they are PITA's but definitely not easier.


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