June 24, 2013 by Katia
I hope this doesn’t turn into a tiger mom type thing. That is all.
I’ve made an observation. It’s not a very sophisticated one. It’s kind of obvious, actually, but I worry that it’ll get me in trouble of the tiger mom variety.
I no longer need a pet, or at least won’t be needing one for the next 6 months or so. So no thanks, unless you’re getting me a pony. Or a unicorn. When I was grieving the loss of my beloved American Cocker Spaniel, Louisa, one year ago, I tweeted “so what do people without dogs do to get rid of food that falls off their plates?” (I cope with humour). A year later that question is no longer relevant, because every imaginable feature of life with pet is covered. This guy’s got it.
Here are some of the features of life with 10 Month Old:
- His domain is the floor and he uses his mouth to transport stuff around the house and outside of it.
- If it’s on the floor, it’s fair game. If it’s not, then what are we waiting for?
Fun scientific fact: oral fixation is a thing with dogs. When it comes to babies, they reassure me it’s a stage that my baby’s going through, but
- No one is as happy or excited when I return home. No. One. E. Vah.
- We’ve taught him some tricks: high five, clap, bye bye.
- He’s cuddly and furry and totally steals the spotlight.
- For entertainment I take him out for walks.
- He is heard by the neighbours. Yeah, sorry about that, guys.
- He makes a great ice breaker, a total grandma magnet and the dialogue sounds so familiar: Oh, how cute! How old? A girl or a girl?
Some things he does make him even funner than a pet:
- He makes this really conspiratory, excited facial expression and then he starts clapping.
- He calls me MomMomMomMom.
- He dances when I turn on the music.
- He stands on his tippie toes.
So, am I in trouble?
Have you ever felt that way?