I have been given the great honor of receiving a trophy from Black Sheep Mom. It’s not just any trophy though it’s called the Triumph Trophy and it was created by two of my favorite bloggers: Karen, over at Baking in a Tornado and Kristi over at Black Sheep Mom If you aren’t reading them well head on over after you finish this. You won’t be disappointed.
So here is how this trophy works:
1. Display the Trophy in your post.
2. Write a short piece that starts with: I Didn't Kill _________ Today. It doesn't have to be a person; it can be an appliance, a business, or anything else you choose.
3. Nominate a few people and let them know it's their turn to vent.
The first thing I thought when I received this trophy was ok this is just too funny not to do and the second thought was how on earth am I narrowing this down to just one. After much consideration…ok to be honest 3 whole seconds, I will tell you it is a miracle but I DIDN’T KILL MY DOG TODAY. (Or any other day for that matter) Listen before you send PETA after me just know that I would never actually kill my dog but I must admit I find myself saying “I’m going to kill that dog” under my breath an awful lot since having children.
We have a yellow lab and he is really cute. If you don’t believe me here this will prove it.
Aside from being cute he can also be a giant pain in my ass. I remember when I was pregnant with my oldest five years ago, one of my best friends said to me: Just wait when that baby arrives you are going to hate your dog. My response was: No way! I could never hate him. He’s so good and he’s too darn cute. By the end of week one with my first born I was starting to dislike my dog.
Fast forward to now and I have two boys running around like complete maniacs ALL DAY LONG. When I’m not keeping them entertained, or running them back and forth from school, activities etc., I am cleaning this darn house. I have to vacuum EVERY DAY. I guess “have to” is in the eye of the beholder but when said eye is filled with dog hair you wind up not being able to see much anyway. Yellow labs are cute, really cute, but they shed, they shed a lot! When you have a baby crawling on the floor you can’t just leave giant tumble weeds made of dog hair in their path or they too become covered in it. So from the time the boys were babies the mad woman vacuuming began.
I spend each and every day playing defense when it comes to food and the dog, because guess what we can’t just have a normal dog who is allowed to eat food that falls on the floor no sir we have the dog who ate a toy as a puppy, had $3,000 stomach surgery to save his life and is now on Pepcid and Gas X at every meal of “special water soaked dog food”. He gets organic yogurt by the teaspoon in his breakfast and dinner. (I'm running a doggie nursing home) That doesn’t stop him though. If my 2 year old is eating a bagel the dog makes it his life’s mission to get that bagel. The dog is basically like having a third child except with fur. I'm telling you too, this dog gives me the finger, ok the paw when I turn my back. I just know he does.
So today he was getting on my last nerve trying to steal food, lick the floor, shedding like we planted a field of cotton plants all over the living room. When I put the 2 year old down for his nap the dog proceeded to fall asleep right outside his room and make that stupid barking while they chase a bunny in their sleep noise which of course woke up the 2 year old. Then I am cleaning one of the bathrooms and I hear my four year old laughing so hard and I think oh how cute the boys are playing so nice let me go check it out…only to find the damn dog doing the butt spins on the carpet. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Stop it before I kill you! I didn’t though because at the end of the day he’s a good dog. He’s kind of stupid in a cute dopey kind of way. Yes he sheds, yes he steals food which sometimes makes him sick, but the boys love him and he loves the boys. He would never, ever do anything to hurt them and because of this I will never actually kill him…but I will still say it under my breath from time to time I’m sure. Either way I accept this trophy because the dog is seeing another day.
I am nominating the following awesome bloggers for this Triumph Trophy and I just know they will have something great to go along with it.
Next Life No Kids
My Life As Lucille
Diapers Or Wine