Thursday, July 29, 2010
A pet... finally!
I think it is a wonderful thing for children to have a pet to take care of. However, I have been advised by more than one mom to never get a pet unless I am planning to take care of it all by myself.
I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like for me right now to also take care of a puppy, or other pet. I can hardly keep the beautiful flower by my kitchen sink alive (it requires two ice cubes per day). Also, if I felt like my husband would help and didn't have an I'm-too-exhausted-to-even-think-physician-resident-schedule, maybe it would seem less daunting to me.
Luckily, our landlord does not allow pets, so I have an excuse for my daughter when she (often) begs for a puppy. Someday though, after seeing her diligent care of her little caterpillar (Jessi), maybe when we are not renting I'll consider her request.