Friday, October 28, 2011

Sometimes having a Baby is just like having a Dog

When my friends started having children, I found it hard to relate to things they were going through just as any childless person does. The only thing I could call myself a parent of was a dog. I was thinking about having children of course and was very curious to what it might be like. I'd find myself saying "Oh, well that's kind of how it is with Lola". In fact, I compared children to dogs quite frequently. I meant this with no disrespect of course. I love Lola. She is like a child to me. My fur baby. 

Baby Lola

However, Michael informed me one night that I might be offending people with these comments. Who wants their baby compared to someone else's dog? Hmm...yeah those comments probably weren't well received, but again, I meant no disrespect.

Fast forward to the present.

I still think babies are a lot like dogs.

Yep. I'm comparing my child to an animal. A dog no less. 

Here's why...

Eating off the floor is no biggie.
They have begging down to an art.
They both have eaten their poop. (Yes, you read that correctly. I'll explain another day.)
They both love to get in the dishwasher.
Staring out the window all day and barking at passerby's is great entertainment.
If I get dressed for a walk they both jump all over me in excitement.
Both puppy and baby kisses are the best and usually come with some drool.
They both enjoy chewing on things.

See, there isn't too much of a difference, no? Ok well there are some differences, but you get my drift. It's not such a bad idea to be a dog owner pre-kids. It is a good form of training!


  1. My concern with this post is:

    "they both have eaten their poop" and "both puppy kisses and baby kisses are the best and usually come with some drool"...

    And, some poop?

  2. You are SO right! I've always compared dogs to kids and so has my Hubby. In fact, he did offend someone with this comparison before. Like you he meant no disrespect, I mean our dogs are treated as humans lol. But now that I'm a parent, my opinion hasn't changed at all!

    Also, I just love that photo of Ethan and Lola, so cute!

  3. I have thought this so many times! They both make messes, have to be trained, are completely dependent, and demand attention, but make you love more than you thought you could!
    Cute post. I love the pic of your baby and dog looking out the window...adorable!

  4. I couldn't agree more with you. My little puppy Bella is just like a baby.. she makes messes, she needs to be fed and she loves attention! I hope that having her will help me with future situations when I do have kids.


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