Okay, they don’t have fur. They talk back. And they’re incredibly expensive to raise.
But kids are great. There’s nothing more fun than looking at the world through the eyes of a confident and curious child.
Sometimes, even I have to admit, kids are better than dogs.
15 Reasons Kids Are Better Than Dogs
when they get into an argument at the park, you can make them apologize instead of having to do it for them
because when you’re too old to drive, your schnauzer will be too short to reach the gas pedal
if they do get projectile diarrhea, at least they’ll be wearing a diaper (thanks for that graphic story, Taryn)
you’ll never spend time daydreaming about your dog growing up to cure cancer or create a zero emissions car
they give you an excuse for reading the Harry Potter stories or A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
once they get older, you can share clothes
after your child is potty trained, you’ll never need to touch his poop again
you can raid her Halloween candy, and Easter basket
on a long car ride, you’ll have someone to play the license plate game with
during homework time, you can refresh your knowledge of state capitals and Spanish vocabulary
when it’s cold, they can put their own coat on
when you play baseball in the yard, they won’t run away with the ball and made you chase them to get it back
your kid might actually clean up his own room
kids are tax deductible
you won’t need a special seat cover to keep their clothes from coming off and remaining stuck to the upholstery of the car (have you entered my giveaway for the Kurgo Hammock yet?)
One Final Note
Yesterday I said dogs are better than kids. Today I say kids are better than dogs.
What’s going on?
Whether you choose kids or dogs, or if the choice has been made for you by nature or your situation, find the joy in sharing your life. We’re all very lucky to have little creatures in our homes to laugh at and enjoy (at least on the days that don’t involve projectile diarrhea).
And besides, if you think kids are better than dogs or dogs are better than kids, cats think they’re better than all of us.
Your Turn: Parents, can you add to the list? How are your kids (or grandkids) better than your dogs? Any cool aunts out there who want to brag on their nieces and nephews?
photo credits: (zonked) russteaches via photopin cc, (puppy) Tambako the Jaguar via photopin cc,(fisherman & friends) h.koppdelaney via photopin cc. Click images to learn more about the photographers.