I have a soft spot when it comes to children and animals, and I believe in choice and freedom and happiness, especially where my kids are concerned.
When they wanted a rabbit to live inside I said sure and Chestnut became part of the family.
When they wanted chickens, and our first flock arrived unexpectantly early one winter, before a coop was built and the ground still frozen, they lived in a bedroom. I was ok with that..sort of.
When they wanted a duckling and wanted it to live in the great room, of course it did...for awhile.
There was a day we had no dogs and the next day we had two dogs, and one was a puppy. The sweet grandbaby had allergies, and of course the dogs could come live with us.
And just recently, when they wanted a kitten I said yes, and instead got two kittens. I don't know how that happened, but the kids couldn't be happier, plus what's one more?
I am that mom that believe in my children and their choices and their happiness. I believe that animals and people belong together and caring for other living beings teaches us alot about our own selves.
I am that mom that values people over posessions and believe a house is meant to be lived in and used to its maximum potential by the people who reside in it, whether a duck is waddling across the wooden floor or a kitten is knocking over a lamp. It's the connections and the happiness that matters. I am that mom.
This post is part of the impromptu Blog Carnival "I am that Mom" started by Ronnie and inspired by Flo.
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