I wish I could remember which post it was so I could give proper credit, but recently a comment left by one of you fabulous folks really stuck with me. It was something like: “Oh, the crazy things we do when we have animals!”
The funny thing is, after I read that comment, I found myself thinking as I performed various tasks throughout the day, “Yep. This is probably one of those crazy things.”
In no particular order, here are 10 that I’ve noticed that may or may not be entirely un-crazy. (And, obviously, I’m dying to know what yours are, too! Please, please share in the comments!)
- Every morning, I pick up the throw blankets and pillows from the living room floor, which Lukey knocked off in the night. I fold them and place them back on the couch.
- When I collect Lucas and Cooper from doggy daycare, I barrage them with questions. “Did you have fun? Did you run and jump and play? Did you make any friends?” Despite knowing, of course, they can never tell me… I still like to ask.
- I save the last bits of yogurt containers for Emmett.
- Before I make lunch, I pick up the throw blankets and pillows from the living room floor, which Lukey knocked off during his late morning nap. I fold them and place them back on the couch.
- Sometimes when I snap a particularly cute pic of one of the herd on my phone, I like to show them my phone. “See how cute you look here! Aww!”
- In the afternoon, I like to make a snack and cup of tea. While waiting for the kettle to boil, I pick up the throw blankets and pillows from the living room floor, which Lukey knocked off during his afternoon nap. I fold them and place them back on the couch.
- Whenever we wash the dog beds, we make a big pile of them – which we call Super Beds – so they can each get a chance to nap on a huge stack.
- We spend all weekend shopping and cooking for Cooper. After making him lamb, salmon, quinoa, mixed veggies, steamed apples, and boiled potatoes, we’re too tired to cook anything else. And usually just get takeout. (Even Newt gets involved… see her on the counter? She thinks she’s so sneaky.)
- Lucas eats faster than his brothers. Emmett and Cooper both eat from slow-feeders, so as soon as Lucas is finished, he comes over to the sink to lick off the cat food spoon before it goes in the dishwasher.
- Every night before bed, I pick up the throw blankets and pillows from the living room floor, which all three of them knocked off while we were settled in reading or watching TV. I fold them and place them back on the couch so that Lucas can paw, circle, twirl them into his preferred sleeping arrangement that, apparently, includes knocking them all on the floor at some point in the night.
I’m not the only one, right?? You guys do some potentially, possibly nutty things throughout the day for your herds? Right?! I’d love to know what they are!! Please share your routines in the comments!