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  • Realizing We're Not Dog Family Taught Me About Being Parent

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-a-dog-family/

    My mom said what I needed was companionship, what I needed was a puppy. She knew I had been struggling with my kids, 8 and 10, who were approaching their tweens with sass, impudence, and eyerollyness. I’d say brightly, “Dishes in the sink, remember the chore chart we agreed on, guys? Guys?” and they would blink at me with eyes narrowed, like lizards.

    So a puppy sounded great. A puppy would love me!

    “A dog will without judgment curl at your feet while you cry, Elizabeth,” my mom said. Trust her, I thought. She parented me. She knows.......
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    Good read.
    It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau

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