My blogging buddy Alex at Late Enough has a page on her blog called I Ask. Instead of touting she has all the answers, Alex poses a question and the readers give her advice. Some of her recent questions were:
- Do you believe in aliens?
- How do I bake cookies?
- Would you turn in the library porn watcher?
- What makes you want to stab your eyes out?
I should have stolen this idea from Alex long ago. It would have been better to follow her lead with I Ask instead of agreeing and participating in a TV Challenge with her for a month during baseball season. So, with the latest decision I have to make, I thought it would be fun to get some reader input.
My kids want a dog.
They have wanted a dog for awhile now and I have put this off, knowing the responsibility required and who would be the primary caretaker. I told my kids that until I got through the divorce process with their dad, I really could not even contemplate adding to our family. Well, the negotiations were completed and the kids know this. And now they expect a dog. Of course they do. I promised them a dog!
But I want new carpet.
The kids have been patiently waiting for a dog and I have been patiently waiting to tackle my home improvement list. Until the negotiations were completed and signed, I didn’t want to work on any home improvement projects. Now I want new carpet.
New dog + new carpet= disaster
I am careful to not make promises to the kids that I can’t keep so I know a dog is in our near future. However, if I can find a pet that is more exciting to my kids than a dog, I might be able to satisfy the pet request and have new, clean carpet. I have already tried to convince Princess Daisy that a llama would be a better pet than a dog. I have not given up on the idea, but so far there is not an interest in a llama.