How being a dog mom is preparing me for real kids...maybe?!
Now, don't get offended... I realize that the love I will have for my children will be NOTHING like how I love my dogs...this isn't about that. This is just meant to be a post about the struggles of a dog mom trying to become a real mom.
-10- Our Great Dane, Kayne has insomina issues and stomps around on and off all night and randomly wants to be let out.
He is preparing me for all-nighters.
-9- Our Boxer, Trey, sleeps in our bed. I have less room than he does and I often get kicked in the ribs.
He is teaching me to sleep train my kids into their own bed.
-8- They get sick in the middle of the night sometimes. This is NOT pleasant...like at all.
They are teaching me, animal or not, when sick they need their momma.
-7- They follow me in the bathroom.
I think nothing about that at this point. Before Kayne I attempted to close the door, but he can open them with his chin. I gave up on that one.
They are teaching me that you have no alone time when you're a mom.
-6- Trey has allergies and has a very specific diet.
He is teaching me how to read labels for a foods content. I imagine I will need that skill in mommyhood at some point.
-5- Kayne is the MOST demanding creature, like EVER...and he is BIG so he gets it.
He is teaching me that his needs come first.
-4- Kayne and Trey are jealous of one another.
They are teaching me how to give balanced attention.
-3- They have both had their bouts with eating foreign objects.
They have taught me how to respond in a calm and responsible manner to this.
After this happened for the like 5th time I got smart enough to not freak out right away.
-2- Trey was a HANDFUL at first. I mean chewed up everything and then some.
He is teaching me firm, yet fair guidance works the best.
-1- They love me no matter what. I can be awful and they still love me unconditionally.
The same goes for them.
They are teaching me that love is unconditional and unchanging...no matter what.