Of all the things we’ll take back with us from this vacation, the notion that we should be pet-owners is the worst.
You see, EVERYONE has pets.
Aunt Sarah has a dog.
So does Uncle Morgan.
Grandma and Grandpa Bingham have dogs.
And so does Grandma and Grandpa Ellsworth.
And THEN to make matters even worse…
Lindy has a hamster or gerbil or something.
Busy Bee Lauren has a bunny AND a bird.
Jillian has a cat.
I mean, even our Aunt Berit at least has a BABY which is almost as good as a real pet.
EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, EXCEPT US, HAS A PET.
Ergo, my kids think they should get one.
Sadly, I’m only willing to get fish.
And my kids say fish don’t count as REAL pets because:
“You can’t even DO anything with a fish!”
Of course, I said we could always eat them.
Poor little Bingham’s. They never win.