Day 22 in the January Blog a Day challenge is kids. You’d think this one would be cut and dry for me as I have exactly one kid. Sweetey Petey.
Except I don’t have exactly one kid. I have three kids, two of them just have more legs than Sweetey Petey.
If you’ve ever owned a dog, especially a dog on your own, while living alone, or before having the two legged kid variety, you’d know that a dog can be just about as close to a kid as a kid can get without actually being a kid.
It really is a blurry line.
Take Sweetey Petey and our poodle, The Snoops, for example. It’s easy to get the two confused.
Sweetey Petey can often be found playing in the poodle’s bed . . .
. . . while the poodle can often be found relaxing in Sweetey Petey’s favorite chair.
They also both sorta have a bear stuffed animal. The same bear stuffed animal.
This is where the good mom bad mom part comes in.
You see my grandma sent Sweetey Petey the above bear for Christmas. The thing is, Sweetey Petey doesn’t so much like stuffed bears. It’s not like he dislikes stuffed bears specifically, he just doesn’t care about them one way or another. They mostly sit in his closet untouched.
When this particular bear showed up, Sweetey Petey was more interested in the gift bag it arrived in than the bear itself. So much more interested, in fact, that none of us noticed The Snoops had immediately snatched the bear away for her own, laying on top of him to keep him safe from potentially curious little boys.
Fortunately for The Snoops, The Pete ignores the Christmas bear to this very day and the newest furry friend has continued to reside in the poodle’s loving embrace.
Still, the question remains does this make me a good mom or a bad mom? A good mom to my four legged kid. A bad mom to my two legged kid.
This post was brought to you by the January Blog a Day challenge and 22 Paws, a fun monthly link up hosted by Cinnamon over at Eat Pray Tri.
Not 23 Paws, mind you, because I was not about to make dessert for my dogs just to post something pet related on the 23rd. In related news, tomorrow’s challenge topic is dessert and I’m tacking on a little blog love as well. Also a tummy ache ’cause MAN is there a lot of sugar in this recipe. It’s kinda called Sugar Pie.
To catch up on my January Blog a Day posts:
Question of the Day: How many kids do you have?