You get them up in the morning, feed them and get them ready for the day.
You pack a “to go” bag when leaving home.
You teach them languages and comprehension.
You teach them manners and don’t accept bad behavior; correcting it when it happens.
You reward them when they’ve done something good and the rest of the time you give them goodies for no other reason than you can.
You tell them to go lie down because it’s bedtime/nap time or just quiet time.
You get on the floor to play and wrestle.
You rub their tummies and caress their head when they want affection and to snuggle.
You take them with you in the car to go visit people and places; or leave them with a sitter when needed.
You clean them up and diaper them.
You dress them according to the weather.
When they are sick you nurse them back to health and when they hurt you hurt.
You love their cuddle moments.
You have to “child” proof the house.
You calm their fears
You take them for they play dates
You accept and love their differences and are fine knowing others may not.
You look forward to getting home to them after a long day
You have to decide when to give in and when you hold your ground
You have to be consistent in your teachings and rules
You clean up after them when they make a mess.
You still laugh when they get into things they shouldn’t
You send them to camp.
Your sitter cares for them when you are out.
When you’re on the phone…that’s when they want your attention.
You watch them grow, change and develop their own personality
I know, I know…raising dogs and/or children are nothing alike. 😉
Big shout out to Erin for the picture of her crew…Thank you!!