Tuesday, July 27, 2010
In December we had puppies and when we couldn't get rid of the runt we decided to keep her, bad idea. She eats everything. She has a really long tongue (I swear it stretches) so even from her crate she can reach things she's not supposed to have. A week ago she managed to reach the cord to my computer, which was on the kitchen counter out of her reach, and she ate it. My first instinct was to kill the dog but there were too many kids watching me freak out and I didn't want to have to explain to other parent why there kids can't stop crying. My next thought was to just open the door and let her play in the front yard for a while and see if she was still there when Oscar got home. She doesn't go far without her mama. By the time he got home I had calmed down a little so she's safe for now. Now I have to share a computer with four kids which is very frustrating. The kids are hopeful she'll make to her first birthday but I doubt it.
After 12 years and 7 kids Kariann and I finally lost one. (Tanner did get lost in walmart once but Oscar was the one that lost him so that doesn't count) When the were little we would take them to the the mall, the park, the movies, walmart, everywhere. We even took like 12 kids to sixflags once and didn't loose a single child. I took my four to Chicago with two layovers and never lost any of them. Now that they are older we just tell them go get in the car and put on your seat belt and usually they do it. And if they don't one of the others always tattles and we thump them in the head and tell them to get in the car. For some reason today we made it all the way to the car, counted heads, told them to get in while we said our goodbyes and Kariann and I got in the car and drove off. Somewhere between counting heads and telling them to load up Zander wandered off. We got almost to the house before Hannah asked why there was an empty seat. Nobody tattled or complained. He announced he wasn't going with us and went back into the church and nobody said anything to the moms. Luckily Oscar was still there so he wasn't totally lost. I guess it was bound to happen to us eventually but we never thought when they were older and always said if I was gonna loose one it would probably be him. Oh, when we went to Chicago we took a teenager with us who did get lost and was taken into custody by security but that wasn't my fault either, at fifteen she was responsible for watching herself.