Kid’s Logic – Part 50 – Write a Book, We Can Get A Dog!

It’s been over a year since I posted one of these! Not to say the kids haven’t come out with some corkers, but they are also more aware now, and I can’t be shaming my tweens (can I?!?)

But yesterday, I had a classic conversation, which was totally kids logic, and I had to share.

Both of the kids ( and their father) have fostered the hope of getting a dog. Npw, a few years ago, I would have flat out said no. I was scared of them. More recently, I have been more accepting of the idea of a dog, but the practicalities of having one, that I can’t change. It would be hard for us, with our life as it is, to be fair to a dog, and give them the life they need.

You know kids though. These things mean nothing. “But mummy, you don’t need to worry! We will look after it!” I mention the fact that no one is at home during the day ” It’s ok Sonu (the cat!) will look after it!”

Then Lil Man had a lightbulb moment!

LM: Mum, when do you retire?
Me: Not for a long while yet son.. the way things are going, I’ll need to work at least another 30 years!
LM: Why?
Me: Because we need to earn money to survive, and save up for when we do retire.
LM: Haven;t you got enough yet?
Me: Nope, and we still have a lot of spending to do before we are at the stage where we just save.Gotta bring you two up first! Either that or we win the Lottery, or this book I’m writing becomes a best seller!
LM: That’s it. Write a best seller then!
Me: If only it were that easy son…
LM: If you sell like a hundred, would that be enough?
Me: Not quite.
LM: Do you get all the money when you sell a book?
Me: No.
LM: Is it about Indians?
Me: Yes, kinda..
LM: Well then all the Indians will buy it! And if they aren’t Indian, you say “Why aren’t you buying it? Are you racist?!”
Me: Er, no son, it’s just not that simple to write a best seller. If I am lucky and someone important read it, and recommended it, it could sell more, or even better, if a movie company say it and wanted to make it into a film that would be great too!
LM: Ok then, write one of those! Do you have pictures in it?
Me: No son, it’s not that kind of book.
LM: What? Not even at the beginning and end of a chapter?
Me: No.
LM: Get ’em from the internet, innit!
Me: No thanks son. Firstly, that would cost a lot too, and secondly, I don’t need pictures!
LM: So get on with it Mum, write that book and sell loads, then you can retire.
Me: why are you so worried about me retiring?
LM: So we can get a dog innit! And you can look after it!

Simples!

Kid’s Logic, see!

65 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. clicksandcurls
    Aug 17, 2017 @ 16:58:01

    haha…that is gooooood logic!

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  2. crosscountrylifeblog
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 01:39:33

    XD great post ritu XD I loved reading!

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  3. Jennie
    Aug 07, 2017 @ 01:19:13

    I love it!

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  4. weggieboy
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 15:58:31

    Hold tight! Though there are benefits to having pets and children can learn the importance of caring for another sentient being, the reality is children often lose interest in the caring part once the cute part (a new puppy!) grows up. Dogs require a lot of care.

    Depending on the breed, “a lot of care” can be far in excess of what a normal family can provide. Better not to bring a dog into the home, then discover later that you are that family unable to provide the emotional, health care, play, and care needs of the pet.

    You are in a better position to judge if your children and you are up to the task, and, after all, you are the adult in this situation!

    I feel mean-spirited discouraging adding a dog to your family, especially since I have two cats. (No, I’m not anti-dog! I love the rascals and had a great mutt when I was a kid!) Yet, the reality of pets and the financial costs of having them, their emotional and care needs, the fact that they grow old and can have devastatingly expensive medical issues just like people, rarely is considered when people get them.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 06, 2017 @ 20:11:33

      This is why I haven;t buckled! I know the responsibilities and know that at the moment we couldn’t give a dog a fair chance.
      Sure he’d get loads of love when everyone was home, but what about when we are at work/school? And if we are away, who will look after him happily???

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  5. Maj
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 14:39:12

    I’m a teacher and the things that kids come out with/ how they see the world always amazes me – bless them! xxx

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  6. Allie P.
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 12:28:08

    Love it. Had to snort at the off hand suggestion that you can shame people into reading

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  7. Phil Taylor
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 11:32:08

    Your kids are evil geniuses!

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  8. April Munday
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 11:12:17

    It makes perfect sense. Dogs don’t mind too much being on their own during the day as long as they get a decent walk in the morning and evening. You can even employ a dog walker, although I’ve never seen the point of having a dog and getting someone else to walk it.

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  9. Erika Kind
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 10:41:48

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ He has a clear strategy…. so come on mom write and retire for the dog!!!πŸ˜‚

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  10. jeremy@thirstydaddy
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 06:23:55

    I got talked into another dog and its almost like having another kid. resist!

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  11. amindfultravellerblog
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 06:09:15

    I love it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ they are always 2 steps ahead. ❀️

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  12. syl65
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 22:56:52

    Lil Man .. your manger and publicist..lol πŸ˜€

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  13. willowdot21
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 22:45:43

    Simples indeed πŸ’œ!

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  14. uandz
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 20:16:36

    Too cuteπŸ‘Œ
    The best thing about children are that they are so innocent

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  15. Judy E Martin
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 20:07:05

    I love having our Roxy so can understand why Lil Man wants a dog, I also get where you are coming from Sis. Best you write that bestseller! πŸ™‚

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  16. Osyth
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 18:54:48

    What’s wrong with you , woman πŸ–‹βœ’οΈπŸ’»+πŸŽ¬πŸ“½=πŸŽžπŸ’°πŸ’ΈπŸ’΅πŸ’΄πŸ’ΆπŸ’·πŸ’°=🐢 what you waiting for … just get on with it! Simples πŸ˜‰ #lovekids ❀️

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  18. Mr. Militant Negro
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 17:58:58

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

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  19. Patrick Dykie
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 17:21:21

    My kids are older, and the youngest is in college, but their logic is sometimes still like a kid. I guess you have to be out in the real world for a while before you become more pragmatic. Thanks for making me smile. I hope your book is so successful, you buy a huge country estate, and your children are up to their ears in dogs.

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  20. colinandray
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 17:18:39

    Love the dialogue Ritu, and so glad to read your perception of dog ownership. Now if only those others who take the more thoughtless approach of pacifying the kids with a “cute puppy”, and not acknowledging the realities of who is really going to be looking after it. Who is going to teach it some life skills (puppies do not raise themselves with good indoor skills – surprise!), and a dog’s lifespan can be quite significant. Stick to your guns Ritu, and more power to you for doing so! πŸ™‚

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  21. IreneDesign2011
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 17:14:04

    Thank you for making me smile, Ritu πŸ™‚

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  22. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 17:13:24

    so YOU can look after it… I love that kid ❀

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  23. Sue Vincent
    Aug 05, 2017 @ 17:13:06

    I love that logic πŸ˜€

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