Warning! This is a bit of a rant post. Does anyone care to take a guess as to why I am up at 4am and why I have not been able to sleep all night? Anyone? Okay, you beat it out of me so I will tell you. It is not because I have a precious newborn that won’t sleep through the night. It isn’t because I am in terrible pain and can’t get rid of it. It is because my heart is too big and I never learned how to just say no and be mean.
I had seen this stray dog wandering our rural neighborhood for the last week or so and had not paid it much attention, as many neighbors let their dogs run around from time to time. However, on Wednesday night on our way home from our weekly routine dinner out, I noticed him laying in a hole he had dug outside of the vacant house next door. He was just laying there and wouldn’t move and it was about to rain.
So, what did I do? I carried his fat little doggie butt into the house and put an ad on Craigslist that he had been found. Last night went just fine and he has been perfectly behaved. Until I decided to go to bed tonight that is. Tonight, every time I go in the room he whines and cries until I come out, but he won’t come in the room with me and the only way he will shut-up is if I sit in the chair next to him where I usually work on my computer. Here I am, going to have to take care of children in three hours with absolutely no sleep and it is all because I never learned how to be mean and mind my own business.