Let me start out this post with a disclaimer. Our family is not getting a dog...anytime soon.
However, I've been torn on the idea for quite some time now. I am not a dog person, I am not a cat person, I just don't really have that desire to have animals in my home. My kids, on the other hand, are obsessed. If I thought it was the obligatory, "I want a dog" phase, I wouldn't think twice about ignoring it, but I think Ella is actually more calm around animals than at any other time. She is gentle, loving, and so playful with them.
To this day I think I still have a small fear of dogs because I have spent so little time around them, but love that my kids aren't scared at all. And after the few times we have dog-sat Rob's parents' dog, I'm realizing it's not as big of a hassle as I always assumed it was. So I'm looking for dog experiences. Can a non-dog person become a dog lover? Or vice versa? I'm curious....so persuade me - either way.
BDEM: I spent the evening playing Minute to Win it with the youth from my church, and I laughed until my belly hurt. After my failed attempt at blowing cards off the top of a water bottle, my good friend, Sara, won the whole game for our team. It's amazing how quickly you can forget about your problems when you shift your focus.