Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wedded Bliss Wednesday..with a twist

I'm not gonna lie.
This week's post made me a little queasy.
Don't get me wrong,
One of my life long goals is to be a mom.
And Robbie is going to be an ah-mazing dad.
But right now, it is the furthest thing from our mind.

And when we do think about it
or get asked about it 2390834097 billion times,
it scares the begeezus out of us. 

It's all I can do to get myself up and out of bed in the mornings.
If I actually had to be responsible for another human being...
whew. Let's just say, I wouldn't be winning any mother of the year awards.
At least not any human-mother of the year awards.

I may be a little biased, 
but I think I pretty much kick butt
at raising these two furbabies. 

Don't get me wrong,
it's definitely not an easy job.
The first night I spent alone with Willow, 
she cried, I cried, we all cried.
It felt like I was on an episode of Teen Mom forreal. 

But we prevailed.
And Robbie whipped that little nugget right into shape.
He really is the best dog-trainer around. 
I'm hoping some of it carries over to child training raising.

Anywho....long story, short
(or long story long, cause I tend to ramble, whatevs)
I'm answering this week's questions based on Robbie as a puppy daddy. 
Which, yes, I realize is not even comparable to being a baby daddy,
but unless you want to wait around for another 5 years
puppy dad is all you get right now.

What is your husband's best trait as a puppy father?
He plays with them 
and taught them every trick they know
(including how to tinkle outside).
Also, he stands in the aisle of Target for 25 minutes (literally)
reading the ingredients of different dog food brands
to make sure we don't buy them dog food with too much corn in it.
Cause apparently that's no good.

What is your husband's favorite thing to do with the kids pups?
Run through the house with them like a crazy person.
Especially right around 9:30
when I'm trying to go to bed. 

How does your husband help out with the kids pups?
We pretty much split responsibilities down the middle. 
I wake up first in the mornings,
so I'm usually the one to let them out and feed them breakfast.
He's in charge of getting their food
(see above)
and he uses his big, strapping muscles to carry that big bag.
Also, he's in charge of anything gross.
Like giving Roxy ear drops for her ear infections
or cleaning out Willow's gums when food gets stuck in her snout.
And bath time, he's in charge of baths.

What do you hope your children puppies learn from their dad?
They've already learned how to listen
and stay in the yard. 
He taught them all of that.
Honestly, all I want is for my puppies to feel love,
show love,
and be well-behaved for others.
And while I've got the lovin part under control,
it's definitely dad that teaches them good, respectful manners
and how to treat others. 
(That's a lesson I want my real human children to learn from him too.)

One day, in the far, far future,
I'm sure I'll use this sweet bloggy blog
to gush about the fabulous dad Robbie is.
Until then, 
he'll stick to the puppy-dad,
hunk-a-burnin husband gig. 



  1. LOL, I love your post! My husband and I have been married for 4 years and we are getting asked all the time we are we going to have kids. We want kids, but we are enjoying it just being us right now. Plus we have 2 dogs and we say that they are currently our children.

  2. Love it - isn't crazy how you date for awhile, the big question is when will you get married, then you get married and it's when's baby number 1 going to come along? I'm not even married yet and people have already put dibs on when we'll pop out a kid! Hold onto your horses people hahaha