You know how they say to not have a kid if you can't foster growth and sustainability in both plants and animals?
I got a dog two years ago, and although it's still alive, I will say that I think comparing dog raising to child rearing is just dumb.
However, lately I feel like everywhere I look examples of this inadequacy are just shouting at me, waving the inadequacy flag.
For example, two summers ago, while walking up the steps to my our condo, my Mom was all, "Look! You're got a little baby bleeding heart sprouting up over here! I bet that will get bigger and bigger every year! Just water it!"
Well, maybe you haven't heard, but Montana has been FLOODED (literally) by rain this spring.
Exhibit A: My neighbor's bleeding heart -
Exhibit B: My bleeding heart -
"All it needs is water..." she says.
That's like saying all a baby needs is a blanket.
But I can totally raise a kid. No problemo. Don't you worry.