Thursday, November 12, 2009

reason #342,937,140...

Reason #342,937,140 why I'll be a bad parent:

I never thought I'd be that pet owner. You know, those people who are weirdly in love with their pets. For instance, one of my best friends in high school, Jennie, had a pair of annoying poodles who she was enamored with. (Sorry Jen--I can still hear Misty and Hersey barking in my nightmares!) She let them lick her face, sleep with her, and yes, rule the house. One Christmas she went to PetSmart and actually posed with her dogs and passed out the pictures to her friends as gifts. If I was truly mean, I'd scan the picture and post it here but she'd kill me so I won't--but it would be hilarious.

Last night at dinner we somehow ended up talking about pets. I immediately pulled out my phone and started gawking about how amazingly adorable my pets are while scrolling through pictures of them (yes, pictures as in plural). I was waiting for them to turn a light shade of green because I seriously have the most adorable dogs in the whole wide world. No, the universe. No, the Milky Way!

But they didn't. In fact, they politely smiled and continued on with conversation. Oh wait, I thought to myself, maybe that's a bad picture. They have to see this one! But, no, they weren't filled with envy as I showed them pictures. I put my phone away and was slightly bruised that they couldn't see that I had the most gorgeous children in God's great universe.

Then it hit me. I'm going to be that parent. You know, those people who are weirdly in love with their children and think they're brilliant, well behaved, and beautiful. I'm going to pull out my phone and scroll through a million images that only a mother can love. So, dear Internet, when I send you a picture with my children at PetSmart in front of a Christmas tree backdrop, you better love it! In fact, you better tell me that my children are the most gorgeous creations in God's great universe. Because really, they will be!

20 comments:

Laura said...

You and I share this fact... I'm the weird dog lady. But I own it. ;-)

Anonymous said...

dogs? i thought there was only room for kobe in your heart?

Diandra Ann said...

okay so I expect a Christmas card with you and the pets this year! Ha.. that is hilarious. For the record... I think you DO have the cutest pets in the world... well except for mine of course... want to see a picture? :)

Bianca said...

@Laura: Are you calling me weird? Okay, okay, I am.
@Anonymous: I've got a big heart! Room enought for Juny AND Kobe.
@Diandra: Yes! Post a picture of your dogs... but know they'll never be as cute as mine ;) I'm just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

ok, we've seen pics of Kobe, how about showing some love to Juny and post a picture of him - i want to see how "cute" he is too - lol...

Anonymous said...

I love my dogs all five of them..... Although they drive the my husband crazy I still love them, maybe that's what makes me love them even more. ;)

~Maria

Annie said...

Ummm... I'm thinking that between you and Jenni and the man she has and the Schwinn that's just waiting for you, y'all have more than enough reason to be plastering the web with pictures of those GORGEOUS kiddos!

And I guess the doggies too... ;0)

christy said...

sorry chickee...i already have three most gourgeous boys in the universe...u'll have to happy with having the second most beautiful children in the world...:)

i always tease my sister and ask her, "aren't u gonna be so sad when your kids are not as cute as mine?"...she gets so mad at me:) i am mean huh? It's all in fun...

Jennie Finch said...

Oh Bi! Yes, you are a good friend! Thanks for not posting the pic, you know better! That would start some madness! ;) Oh and for the record Misty was the best/cutest dog ever, Hershey was a lil' crazy! Cute, but crazy (its the mama in me)! Well until Ms. Prada came along! And now Ace has trumped them all, 10 fold! ;) Oh, we were(are) crazy! It was God just prepping you for your own and the king himself Mr. Polo! And I know the Lord has some incredibly beautiful amazing lil' ones in your future! Im so confident I can see them and there olive skin, gorgeous eyelashes, and colgate smiles! You'll have to show them off!!! Love you! Love you even more for noy posting old, embarrassing, horrible, bad photos of the past. I'll let you slide with just talking about it. xoxo

Tish said...

i think you need some new friends...

Kimbo said...

HAHAHAHAHA
I'm gonna pray for you...
xD

Bianca said...

@Tish: That's a GREAT answer!!!
@Kimbo: You're awesome.
@Christy: Are we going to have a girl fight? I'm already offended and I don't even have kids yet?! Eeeek, I'm horrible!
@Annie: As long as my Schwinn can give me spawn with blue eyes, I'll be fine with that ;)
@Maria: Poor Grant!!! I didn't know you had 5--you're crazy! :)
Fizzninch: I love you--miss you--and can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving. It's been too long!

christy said...

you're funny...u know i'm just messin with u...your kids will be just as beautiful as u r:)

papu137 said...

I have to join the club on this one...I have a Bull Mastiff and he is the cutest monster i have ever seen =) What is worse is when people talk about their kids i will join in conversation in regards to my Bonzo. All i get are blank stares and people saying "well yeah i guess animals could be like kids" anyone who has a pet knows =D

Melissa said...

oooh that's funny....your kidlets are A.DOR.ABLE! ;) And truthfully, whether you want to or not - you WILL be that parent! haha! I am exactly the mom I said I would never be:...drivin' a mini van, dressin' up the kiddles in matchin' outfits, pink-pink-pink on my pretty pretty princess....oh boy. i annoy myself actually! ;) Haha! It's allllll good though!

Lydia said...

Just have Jasmine take the picture, and you'll be good to go!

Beth said...

This made me laugh out loud!

D to tha G said...

I don't have any dogs, cats, goldfish, etc. But I am that Dad!! And I have the most awesomest ( <-- is that a word ha) sweetie pie daughter, I really do. Click on the name if you don't believe!
I have at least 17 pictures of her at my office.

Cindy A. said...

Ahhhhh ha ha! I am totally there with papu137! I'm always making kid references to my lil Ginger-Winger! She's not cute, she's not pretty, she's not even kinda cute. She is downright funky looking (Chihuahua-Yorkie) but she is BRILLIANT. Uber smart, like her mama! <3 <3 <3 Love my baby Ginger!

Ginette Sundin said...

I think God wants us to be that way. The weird obsessed parents who love our children like no one else does. Who can look at the quirkiness and see nothing but beauty and sweetness. Because that is the way he loves us. You just had a glimpse of just a smidgen of God's love for you! :)

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