I like dogs, but I am perfectly happy appreciating the cute pooches that belong to other people.
The other day, I jokingly said, "Maybe I'll think about getting a dog when Spencer can go 100 days without having a tantrum."
Within five minutes, Alia had whipped up a little chart to hang on the fridge.
(He has actually gone several days without a tantrum, but I stole the chart from the fridge, hoping the children would forget about it.)
From what I hear, though, every child needs a dog. Dogs are protectors. They are loyal companions. They are darling and fun.
All I can think about is the additional mess I will have to clean up.
But I do really want to create a wonderful family environment, and if a dog needs to be a part of that, then I'm willing to consider.
So please, will you let me know your thoughts on this? Does every family need a dog?