The other day, my two-year-old was watching some of his favorite characters build a dog house. He asked me if we could make a dog house too and I told him we didn’t need a dog house because we didn’t have a dog. His response, “Well, we just have to go get one.”
While I didn’t go into detail about how I am not a dog person nor mention that we would never get him a dog, I did use it as an opportunity to talk with him about the responsibilities of pet ownership. I also began to think about when I might be ready to get him his own pet.