So here is what I meant to write...
With four dogs and no kids, E and I find that kids are a total crack up. What are they thinking? Where was our brain at that age? Are these kids really normal? Will they grow up to be drug dealers or gang members or pillars of the community?
We live in a very traditional community, and our household lack of children is very apparent. Most of our neighbors are the SILK families: single income, lots of kids. We are more like TAFDo. Two adults, four dogs. SILKs find TAFDos a weird cult. Huh?
I could not miss the chance when a child at the dog park latched on to Gus, our goldie/german shep mix.
She called him GOS (like toast). "Gos, Gos, you're a nice doggy." Then "Gos, Gos, wait up!" The child's sister and friend had a different game going. Those two ran around the dog park learning all the dogs' names. They then challenged each other to how many dog names they had learned. "I have 15!" "Well, I have 17."
They never got to Gos. He was busy...
Gos and friend
I think Gos loved this attention.
But not all kids we encounter are at the dog park. After Christmas, we took my mother to an Arizona Cardinals football game. This young chap was sitting in front of us. Tell me he didn't just love the game!
We aren't rootin' for the Cardinals this weekend. But this kid? We'll root for him forever!