First week of training: complete.
First week without being immersed in motherhood: complete.
Things are going fairly well here. I have my ups and downs about my confidence in my ability to do this job. I think I'll do fine, but those doubts, they do creep up on one.
We've had a few relaxing days. Spent a couple of nights with the Spiderlegs. We celebrated K's b-day with them & some of their friends. It was fun: good food and we played some Wii. I had more fun watching others be crazy on it than doing it myself but that's how I am, especially in front of new people. Tonight we went over to see K & L's new dog. He's precious. Really. I want one just like him!
Which brings me to the point of this post. I know Big A wants a pet. We're allowed two pets, but I'm not willing to stretch that far. I'm not big in to indoor pets - shedding, litter boxes, accidents, the whole kit and kaboodle. Personally, someday, I'd like a BIG dog and maybe a couple of cats where we have a HUGE fenced-in yard (or open yard if in the country) where they can play. Maybe a small sand box that should be used for the kiddos but really is a litter box I don't have to clean (the kids will deal with it). But seeing how great this dog was tonight with Moose....oh, I want one. I don't know so much about a dog yet, but something. I love watching Moose go up and hold out his hand to let the dog lick it. I love seeing him laugh and smile when the dog runs. He was even throwing the chew toy for him. So precious. I'm just very cautious about dogs...some dogs do NOT like kids, especially little ones. And I don't want a cat that just hides all day either, though. I'm not into reptiles or birds. I will definitely not be the one cleaning up after said animal - despite the smell, poo isn't really great for pregnant people (ok so maybe that's just cat poo but I'll claim other types, also).
What would you suggest? Cat? Dog? Certain types? Lizards??