Any good parent will tell you that it’s always all about the kids.
Despite my ridiculous singledom, I am the proud parent of 4 children. 3 boys and 1 girl…well, it could be 6 girls if I count the fish…but that would ruin where I was going with the next line and throw me into a writers tailspin, so nix that part about the fish. My adoring children are 4-legged and furry, but they bring me more happiness and pure joy than any relatively hairless 2-legged man could. My life revolves around my dogs, as any of my friends would know. “I don’t know, it’s really hard for me to do anything after work ’cause of the kids. I can’t leave them alone that long!” Or how about “Why don’t you come up here because I have the pups to worry about. They like it better when I’m home with them.” I must admit that I’ve made many a sacrifice for the greater good of my puppy progenies, but they do my heart so much good, I can’t bear to treat them in a lesser regard.
In honor of Halloween, my kids, of course had costumes, although these were a total hand-me-down. These costumes have seen their fair share of Halloween Hyjinx. Karney was a Powerful Warlock and Russel was The Great Pumpkin. I love it! Heee!!
Yes, those do happen to be hats atop their little heads, and I think they are adorable! Although, by the expressions below, you can obviously tell that the kids felt differently. *smile* I think this is one of my favorite pictures of the 2 of them.
Here’s a little taste of what it’s like to live with the eternally excitable Russel. He’s actually a really good puppy who amuses the shit out of himself. When he gets playing like this, I cannot help but smile. Thank god for the simple pleasures in life. I don’t know where I’d be without them.