Tuesday, April 24, 2012

QOTD

Rob and I were talking about inviting some friends over who have little children, with the idea of also inviting Bibi over.

Me:  It'd probably be good to have as many adults here as possible because we're not exactly the most kid friendly house. (*)
Rob:  Sure we are.  We have a kennel.

Ummmm . . . yeah . . . and come to think of it, it's large enough to probably fit three or four Bibi-sized children in there.  Hmmmmm . . .

*  By "kid friendly" I meant "child-proof"

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  1. This is going to sound cruel but really it isn't. One of my sisters just couldn't be stopped when she was a toddler so my grandfather built a chain link play pen to contain her when out of doors. It was the only real option because if he didn't she'd have gotten herself killed.

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    1. Doesn't sound cruel to me but then I not only laughed at what Rob said, I wrote it out and then posted it so everyone else could read it.

      (Yesterday when I saw Romanov walking, disoriented and confused, around the side of the house, I yelled out his name. Not in a loving, "Come here, boy" but in a "Shit, he's going to walk beyond the perimeter of the electric fence and the last thing he needs right now is for his collar to zap him!" way. Some things that seem cruel are truly necessary.)

      Now my question is, why didn't he have to do the same for you? I mean, did you just not wander off? (I find that hard to imagine.) Or did he just think you were expendable? Mind you, my children and I often debated which of them was the easiest to get rid of without anyone noticing. There were arguments pro/con for each. I think that, in the end, one of the boys proved to be the most expendable but that's their own fault. People always think twins are pretty much interchangeable when they are the same gender, even if they are fraternal.

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  2. Kiddie Kennel Day-Care! I think I not only accidentally stumbled across a new blog topic for Sympathy but you may also have found a new calling!

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    1. It could work . . . if I could also muzzle/muffle them so they couldn't make noise. I really like my silence.

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  3. And you wouldn't even have to trick them into getting into the kennels. Bibi loves going in there willingly.

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    1. I figured if even one were a little hesitant, I could throw a cookie in the back of the kennel and the resistant child would simply follow. Of course, I'd have to keep Snowdoll from getting to the cookie first.

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  4. Hmm. You've given me something to consider as my granddaughter moves from crawling to walking to running! We already have the dog kennels.

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    1. When it comes to what I should do with other people's children, I have a lot of ideas, most of them drawn from Jonathan Swift. Unfortunately, when it came to my own, I was (and still am) utterly clueless.

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  5. I think you did a marvelous job! No complaints here.

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    1. Hopefully you won't feel differently in a few more years.

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