Conversation on the way to school:
Me: Who would take care of it?
7yo: You I guess. You’re doing an okay job as a Dad.
Off in the distance, my 9yo nods in agreement displaying a rare moment of solidarity with his younger sibling.
And that my friends, is parenting in a nutshell. No glory, just moments of blatant, uninhibited, honesty from the little humans in our lives we hope someday will grow up to be productive members of society. I love that my children have become enamored with the idea of taking care of an animal. It gives me hope that the organic aspects of life as opposed to the digital, still have a shot at making an impact in the world. Score one for the human race!
How have you handled your child’s request to have a pet? Did you immediately act on the request or did you ease into the subject?