Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post that claims dogs are better than kids.
I still find it funny. Especially the comments.
But I feel bad for not giving kids equal time. Today is the day I tell you why kids are better than dogs.
15 Reasons Kids Are Better Than Dogs
When kids get pissy at strangers, you can make them apologize instead of having to do it for them.
Your kids will (hopefully) take care of you when you get old. But if your teenager starts reminding you that she’ll be the one picking your nursing home, be afraid. Be very afraid.
If your kid gets projectile diarrhea, at least he’s wearing a diaper.
When your kids get old enough, you can share clothes.
Kids give you a great excuse for reading Little House on the Prairie and Harry Potter.
When you have kids, you can raid their halloween candy. And sample their chocolate Easter bunny. And nosh on their Hanukkah gelt. I think you get the picture.
You’ll never watch your kid take a dump in the middle of a big athletic competition in front of thousands of people the way this dog did on the agility course at Crufts.
On a long car trip, you’ll have someone to play the license plate game with.
Because of your kids, you’ll refresh your knowledge of state capitals, long division, and beginning Spanish.
Once your kids are potty trained, you’ll never have to touch their poop again.
When it’s cold, kids can put their own coats on.
If your kids play baseball in the yard they won’t run away with the ball.
Your kid won’t make you go outside in sub-zero temperatures just because he has to pee.
Kids might possibly clean up their own rooms. Well, okay. That’s a reach. But I had to match my “dogs are better than kids” list of 15.
You’ll enjoy sweet payback when your kids have kids and experience all the grief, frustration, oh yeah, and joy, that you did raising them.
Kids And Dogs Give Lots Of Love
Whether you choose to have kids or not, or even if the choice is made for you, you can’t go wrong by sharing your love with tiny creatures, human and canine.
Now let’s stop arguing about whether kids or dogs are better and get back to raising them all to be happy and comfortable in this weird and unpredictable world.
Your Turn: Both these lists are way too short. Can you add to the list of why kids are better than dogs. Or why dogs are better than kids?