Wednesday, May 14, 2008

FlipFlop



This is Me... A FlipFlop.

Just when I think I have made my mind up about something, of course I rethink it all and change my mind. It doesn't matter what it is, I flipflop my way through it. This puppy business, I am a mess, Yes, No, Yes, No. I have my pros and I have my cons, I am a list person. As of right now the cons list is higher. BUT then I come home from picking up Lolo from her last day of preschool and walk in the door thinking- Ya know it would be nice to come home to someone happy to see me. I grew up with a dog. I had my own little white dog when I was a little girl. Loved it to pieces. Tisha and I went everywhere together. We rode bikes, she sat in the doll stroller, the wagon, we ran all over the neighborhood. (Remember when kids were allowed to run all over the neighborhood???) The little voice in my head that says this puppy thing is a phase, the kids will get bored with it, they will forget...is also screaming at me... remember Tisha, remember how much you loved that dog. Is it the right time? Well seriously...is it ever? Is there ever a perfect time to get a puppy. If I thought like that then I doubt I would have started having a family so early. Do you see it? It's happening again...I'm leaning toward yes. Oh how I wish I was a person who knew all the answers, but then again is life really truly interesting if you know what you are going to do and when you are going to do it? Maybe this flipflop life is perfect for me, it keeps me thinking, it keeps me guessing. So as for the puppy...I have 3 more weeks before they can go home with anyone. I have 3 more weeks to decide. AND I have 3 more weeks of sweet, annoying, honest obsessive begging from the kids. At least the toy room has been clean... they really want a puppy!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found your blog from your sister...she married a friend of mine from home. It's been wonderful reading about your family. You're an inspiration! Anyways...I say, get a puppy! My daughter just turned 1 yesterday and we've had 2 Yorkies since she was born. She LOVES them and loves dogs, in general...goes crazy when she sees one. There are cons, which do sometimes outweigh the pros, but I say it's an overwhelming pro in the long run. Go for it! :) DJ

Chrissy, said...

I'd go for the puppy! You have to count emotional pros as more on the list. What kind are you thinking of? My MIL just got a Yorkie and is trainning it to go in a litter box on her deck. She has all kinds of good trainning tips email me if you are interested in hearing more.

Valarie said...

We have a dog and he is the BEST dog ever. My kids absolutely LOVE him and he loves them. He follows them around (he is 80 lbs.) and plays with them and he would rip anyone apart that tried to hurt them. :)

Courtney said...

Good luck on your decision!

Vixbil said...

I could have written this post. We are going through the same thing at the minute and just can't make a decision
xx

Kathryn said...

Oh and they are so stinking cute!!! Good luck!

Dara said...

Hello there,
I have been reading your blog for some time (I found it from a comment you left on mine a while back) Anyway, I am a HUGE fan of dogs. I think all kids need one! My daugther is 17 months old, Dog was her first word, she loves them, laughs and plays with them.
Does it have to be a puppy? Could it be an older, trained dog?

Good luck and I can't wait to read more and see what happened!
My 2 cents...GO FOR THE DOG or maybe dogS, we have 2 and they are amazing!

KATE said...

I am so not good at this kind of thing either! I don't do pets well, I already know that, but there are days when I'd love to have one. See, flippity floppity. I hear ya sista! Good luck! ~ Kate

Becky said...

Oh, man...they're keeping the toy room clean?

I'm such a sucker...that would be the clincher for me, lol.

kim-d said...

Please, Girlymom, Please? Pretty please can they have a puppy? They will help; I know they will! They're already keeping the toy room clean...please??? HAHA!

Just say yes to the puppy. Yes, I know--I am not helping matters at all, am I? :) :)