Elizabeth is big right now on classifying things in to likes and dislikes. A typical list runs, "I don't like motorcycles. I like cars. I don't like loud things. I like quiet things. I don't like dogs. I like kittens." And there it is, "Can we have a kitten?" So far I've been able to put her off with the excuse that Victoria is too little for a kitten and the request has been quickly forgotten as she moves on to other things. I wonder though if I will cave in when the girls start asking together and I'll be in real trouble if they get their daddy on board.
I had pets as a kid. We had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, a rabbit, hermit crab, chameleons and fish. So after all of that I know that I don't like cleaning up after any kind of animal. I hate litter boxes and cleaning cages. I don't even want to think about picking dog poop up from the yard. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy animals - just not in my house. For now, the girls are going to have to be content visiting the kitty at grandma's house. We'll talk again when they are big enough to clean out the litter box!
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