"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

& I Got Nothin'! ;)

I spent several minutes trying to come up with excuses about not having any favorite animal pics-but, the truth is, we don’t do *live* animals.

(Now, like any red-blooded American family, we have *stuffed* animals coming out the wazoo, but we have no live ones.)

Because I am trying to ignore the PILE of stuffed animals we have, & because my children have no true favorites when it comes to their collections, I haven’t taken any pics of them with their stuffed animals!

But, I digress….
Here are my reasons that we don’t do live ones…….(*cough, cough*- ok, I guess they sound a lot like excuses!)

1. I am raising children, which is a big enough challenge for me-ha! I don’t need the responsibility of making sure an animal is well taken care of & loved. Some days, I wonder if my kids will make it to adulthood (just kidding!), so I’m pretty sure an animal won’t survive in our house!

2. I am allergic to most “pet-type” animals.

3. We travel too much.

4. I still have nightmares about how my brother tortured me w/ various reptiles (yeah, that would be snakes, among other things) & other pets.

5. I guess, in all honesty, I am mostly scared of dogs-not sure why exactly-maybe I had a bad experience with one when I was a child & have memory regression or something! Ha!

Lest any of you out there think I dislike all animals-I have two favorites-
1. anyone else’s pet(s) & 2. anything that lives at the zoo!!!

But, regardless, we do love (*Ahem*-I guess I tolerate & my kiddos love) my sister’s dog Moses, but we don’t have any recent pics of them together.

Here are some recent pics of my favorite little monkeys, though!


Will and Aileen said...

Your little monkeys are very cute! Don't feel bad about not having pets-my husband and I have decided that the 2 dogs and 1 cat that we have now will be our last. We LOVE them, but they make it awfully difficult to travel and they are a lot of work!

Anne said...

Adorable pictures of your monkeys! And we do not have any live pets either :)

Lund7 said...

i am with you on the "no animals" in the home deal! My kids would LOVE real live pets but I know I would be stuck with all the work! Five kids is enough work for me!!!

Hannah said...

I agree your monkeys are the cutest and they more than make up for no animals :)

Gardenia said...

your kiddos are adorable. we don't do animals at our house either --phew! what a relief. as a child, we always had animals -- all sorts of animals, and I could not warm up to any of them. I think my daughterwould love an animal as a pet, but it aint happenin'. :)

Kelly said...

We used to say that we couldn't agree on dogs vs. cats so we opted to just have children instead. Of course, that stopped working once we caved and started our own zoo...we started with two birds, then fish, then a dog and now a second dog. The fish all died, so they don't count really.

vaneblu said...

They are the cutest monkeys ever ;)

One Busy Momma said...

Cute pics of the kiddos!!!!

We do have a dog... I'm allergic to everything else... thankfully the kids still like helping us to take care of him! That helps a lot.

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