Monday, December 5, 2011

What was I thinking...

There are always going to be people in life that bite off more than they can chew. I fall into that category whole heartedly.  Somehow, I always manage to figure out a way to make it all work out and sometimes it works out in spite of my mismanagment ;-). 

We adopted a shiny, new puppy over the weekend.  She is 8 weeks old and a Toy Fox Terrier.  She is absolutely the cutest little thing I have ever seen - well, besides my daughter and that's different.  She loves to sit in your lap, give kisses and pee on the carpet.  Well, two out of three aren't too bad.  LOL!  She will get better at the potty training and eventually we can add something nicer to say about that part.

With work so hectic right now, the holidays fast approaching and a five year old that thinks life is incredibly unfair, I am not sure why I thought now would be the right time to add the responsibility of a puppy to the mix.  The daughter played with the puppy for all of about five minutes and now she is my responsibility.  I knew that would happen going in, but I still had high hopes that it would last longer. 

Add to the list that the husband has been out of town for work all last week and had to go back out for most of this week.  It sucks to be the low man on the totem pole for all of us. 

Friday night we went to the tree lighting ceremony at my daughter's school for Literacy Night.  They did NOT light the tree as there were not any lights on it - DOH, and the school website had posted that we could make cards for the soldiers that are oversees.  Literacy huh?  Oversees?  Are these soldiers overseeing our handiwork for the soldiers overseas or what?  I did get a bit of a giggle out of that, but then was saddened because these are the people that are responsible for learning my kids an edumacatn.


  1. Yes, you're crazy for getting a puppy...BUT, that particular sweet little puppy might not have been available at a later date.

    Hang in there. At least you don't have a Bumper Kitty chomping on your Squash kitty and causing $400+ vet bills.


  2. Crazy. Nuts. Crazy.

    Aren't kids enough work? :)

    I told the boys that we can't get another pet until Chewey the cat is no longer with us.

    And if he poops in the bathtub again, because he's too much of a big giant baby to actually GO THROUGH the extra latge cat door I installed for him to get to his litter box, well... that day may come sooner than we all think.


  3. We recently got a puppy too :) What was I thinking?! LOL! They are so much work. I just keep hoping things will get better as she gets older AND actually starts peeing outside.

  4. that's when cuteness becomes a liability because it's harder to rub their nose in it.

  5. lol I have to say I'm still giggling over this whole post. Puppies are great though. It will keep you company while hubby's away and daughter is sulking. (it's a girl thing. Can't be helped get used to it.) As for the literacy thing I'm still laughing.

  6. We are surviving both the puppy and the daughter at this point!!