Friday, May 25, 2012

How Babies are Like Dogs

My husband has been telling me for months that babies and dogs are nearly the same.  I’m not a dog-in-the-bed, doggie-kisses-on-the-face type of dog owner, so I’ve rejected that idea with great repulsion.   Don’t get me wrong, I love our “Doughboy,” but I’ve never been one to humanize animals.  Secretly, though, I have to admit that his arguments make sense.   
Doughboy and Jr. both . . .

·          . . . cry to wake us up in the morning.  Some days it’s the baby whining that wakes us up at the crack of dawn; other days it’s the dog whining to go outside.

·          . . . love to go for walks.  Between the two of them, we could walk around the neighborhood all day long.

·          . . . walk on all fours.  Jr.’s been a bi-ped for a few months now, but before that he was on the same level as Doughboy.

·         . . . hide objects.  Doughboy’s been known to hide bones and Jr.’s been known to hide the remote, my favorite lip gloss, the keys . . .

·          . . . sleep a lot.  This was especially true when Jr. was a newborn.  Still, he’ll sleep a good 10 hours at night and take a couple good naps during the day.  Wish I could!

·          . . . pretend not to hear us.  We know that they both recognize their names, but sometimes they act like they don’t.

·         . . . love and hate taking a bath.  Doughboy will run to the bathtub when he hears the water run, but when you put him in, he trembles and whimpers.  TJ is the opposite – the minute you get his clothes off for bath time, he runs off.  Once he’s in, though, he’s as happy as can be.

·         . . . will do a lot for a treat.  Maybe you’ve read about how I’ve used treats and “incentives” to end daycare pickup tantrums.  Doughboy will also conform into a completely new being when he sees a “Beggin’ Strip.

·          . . .eats food off the floor.  It’s a race for that fruit snack that fell out of your hand.

·         . . . hold no grudges when we suck as parents.  Neither have any memory of us totally losing our cool the day before.  They are both completely forgiving and loving.


  1. Oh my goodness thank you so much for the smiles :)
    And for confirming my recent conversation with the Mister..

    ... No No...

    ...Do you want to go bye bye in the car?...

    Yeah I've noticed that too..

    Found you through the Weekend Blog Hop and I'm very happy to be your newest follower :) Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  2. Following you back from the blog hop! Love this post! Have dogs and babies and well yes they can be very similar sometimes! lol

  3. This made me chuckle! Especially the treat one. I have to bribe my son with treats for naps now. He thinks he's getting to big for naps. New follower!!

  4. Hey girlie! Thanks for the follow (heruntitledblog) I would love to chat with you sometime! feel free to hit me up, I am a new follower.

  5. Hi, thanks for following Simply Living, Loving and Learning on Twitter. I am now following you via Twitter and GFC. God Bless!

  6. Hi,
    writing with a huge grin on my face right now. So funny but so true. I am glad to meet you from the weekend hop. Now following!
    God's grace and speed!

  7. Too funny! I came by from Weekend Blog Walk, and am glad I did, new follower!


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