You Get What You Give
About a month ago, our 7yr old asked us if he could have a pet kitten. We were concerned to say the least because we had gone through this before with our two older children. We were very familiar with the…”I promise I’ll take care of it” scenario only to find ourselves walking the dog at 6am, scooper and baggie in hand. And trust me, we have lots of experience with pets, having had dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, fish, turles and even frogs grace our home. It’s not that we dislike animals – nothing could be further from the truth. We just got to a point in our lives where we finally had a chance to express our own interests and didn’t plan on having any more responsibility left at our feet.
Then it hit me. Actually, it was more like a little nudge. I was watching TV and saw a commercial where a child was playing with the family dog. It brought back