August 5, 2010

I’m not a “pet person”

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.

(naturally)

In short:

 

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.

15 comments:

  1. I am not a pet person either. NOT AT ALL. So don't worry! Yor shortlings are not the only shortlings without a pet.

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  2. we don't do pets at our house either! They smell. My kids will just have to get over it one day because I'm not giving in. I choose to have children...not pets.

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  3. My kids are similarly afflicted by tragic no-pet-ness. It's a cruel, cruel world.

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  4. Don't get a pet! We have a dog and sure he's cute and all, but my house is NEVER clean. Never. And pets are expensive. Trips to the vet are ridiculous. Poor shortlings. :)

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  5. Aaaaaaaaaaaaw - oh well, to each his own!

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  6. Oh, no! My 4 year old has recently started asking for a pet... I am not looking forward to the day when they all gang up on me!

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  7. I am not a pet person, either. We've had 2 big gold retrievers for the last few years, but we've had to sell them since we're moving.

    I am only sad because all the boys are sad. Pets are like another child for a mom, but not as rewarding. Also, they can run away or die or bite or otherwise cause heartache that your kids could do without!

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  8. So here is the real question....why are these kids not saying "Mommy, I want a pet to love, play with whenever I feel like it, pet it occasionally, and hold. YOU have to take care of it, walk it, change it, feed it, pay for it, stress because I DON"T take care of it, and occasionally have an argument with Daddy over having it in the first place because he said "I was right."?
    Amen.
    xoxo

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  9. Well...the pet bugs worked out...until their guts came out all over your bed...

    ...and you already learned that scorpions don't make good pets...

    maybe a Zhu Zhu (sp?) pet would work.

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  10. Nope. Zhu-Zhu pets are loud, obnoxious, and eat your hair.... says the woman who has had to give 2 short people, and herself, haircuts because of those stupid things.

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  11. Definitely not a pet person either. I tell people I had kids. Nuff said.

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  12. Anonymous8:46 PM

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  13. not a single pet in our house... fish we've done (Boooring, say the kids) and a lizard... (stinky, says the Mom)

    with 5 kids who needs MORE to clean up after?

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  14. This post made me choke on my water. I love you. I'm getting my blog identity back and I am going back to reconnecting with my blog friends. This was perfect.

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  15. Oh, YAY Heather! We've missed you!

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