Disclaimer: I know having a dog is not the same as having a child. They’re cheaper, you can leave them home for hours unsupervised, you only have to feed them 1-2 times a day, etc. So I chose to post this the week after human Mother’s Day.
How Owning a Dog is Practice for Children: I Now Know the Following Things Firsthand
1. My husband will not wake up to the sounds of puking, crying, projectile diarrhea-ing, or even barking. But I will. So I now know what to expect should we bring an infant home.
2. When you’re with a small creature that is about to throwup, you may think running out the door or for a trash can will lessen the situation but it will only result in vomit being spread to a larger area.
3. If you take your small creature to the parade they will insist on being lifted up so they can see what’s going on. Especially horses.
And you may have to make sure you don’t get replaced.
7. Doing something on the computer “real quick” is not the experience it once was.
9. If you always intervene they’ll never learn.
10. They’ll always be more excited to see their friends than to see you.
11. Usually you’re there for them, but sometimes they’ll be there for you.
Last, and this is just a piece of advice, get them after their potty-trained.