In which I'm the mean mama.
Well, so far my morning has been one big shitastic frenzy, how about yours?
We got in a fight this morning. Over Lucy. HOW IN GOD'S NAME are we ever going to have children if we can't even deal with the issues surrounding A DOG? Jesus.
Since Kevin takes the bus to Boulder every morning, he gets up at the ungodly hour of 5:30 am. Consequently, Lucy ALSO rises at this hour. So on days where Kevin doesn't get up early - like today - Lucy still rises at 5:30 am and woofs and prances all over the bedroom in her famous and super annoying LET ME OUT NOW dance. Recently it's been even earlier....I think Monday night it was 3 am?
She hasn't always done this. Lucy knows how to sleep through the night.... in fact, just like her mama, the little girl usually loves sleeping in ;)
Kevin thinks we are being mean if we don't get up and let her out whenever she wants, and I think we are perpetuating a bad habit. We are letting her get her way and I think she knows that....so she abuses it. I mean, she's not a puppy anymore - it's not a potty training issue. And the girl does not have an emergency poo each night, of that I am sure.
(My god, where the hell is a DOG WHISPERER when you need one?????)
So out of all this comes the argument about WHO - if anyone - is going to get up out of the comfy warm bed, traipse downstairs, and indulge her.
How many of you have had an argument like this? Raise your hands!
AGGGHHHHHAGAGHHHHHHHHH! Naturally it escalates into things like: Well, I vacuumed last week so it's your turn to let her out OR I gave Hendrix his shot 5 days in a row so you need to be the one to get up. And the next thing you know, we've gone from an argument about puppy-parenting to who does more around the house. Ridiculous.
As I write this, the argument has not been resolved. The fact that I think I'm right? Not even going to go there. I know I am partially to blame....I am a TERRIBLE morning person. I always will be. Getting up early is NOT my forte. Maybe we need a nice paper schedule taped the fridge. Gold stars for Rosie for getting up at the crack of dawn on Thursdays! Haha...now that's something I could get behind.
Don't worry Lu-Bird, poo poo dance and all, you're still Mama's #1 girl.