So while a baby and dog may look real cute in photos, trust me, it’s not always the case. Last week was my mom’s turn to take a break so HJ and I took leave to take care of Nat and Cookie, the family pet. I can’t say this in any better way – I am SO GLAD I can go back to office tomorrow! I really salute the moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas who stay home to take care of young kids and/or pets. Really.
This is just a snapshot of what usually happens with a baby and dog in the same small house.
- Baby tearing tissue paper
- Dog and baby almost scratching each other during play time
- Dog hiding under bed and refusing to come out because of a thunder storm
- Dog mistaking rugs for a pee pad and staining almost all of them
What isn’t captured is Cookie barking whenever our neighbour comes home because she thinks they are the “enemy” and then barking at 2/3am because she is afraid to sleep alone in the living room. After barking at such unearthly hours, our friend, Nat is woken up and has to be soothed in our adult bed.
Moral of the story: I know this cannot compare ever to having 2 kids but if this is anything of a preview, I am definitely not cut out for taking care of so many small beings.
This is a rant post.
I need to go back to work tomorrow.
To my mom who has to look after both baby and dog daily, I don’t know how you do it but you’re a superwoman.