My Own Life

by Marinka on May 26, 2011

My 9 year old and I were coming home from his Little League game one Saturday when he shared his future plans with me.

“When I have my own life,” he said. “I’m definitely getting a dog.”

“What do you mean your own life? Whose life do you have now?”

“Like after college. When I’m working and earning my own money and living in my own place.”

“Where will you be living?”

“Probably in Queens. I’m going to be working for the Mets.”

“Well, if you’re going to be a baseball player you shouldn’t have a dog. Baseball players travel a lot, you know.”

“Um, hello? I’m not going to live alone. I’m going to have to get married.”

“Oh. Well, won’t your wife travel with you?”

“No. She’s going to have to walk the dog.”

Of course she is.

One year ago ...

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Kristine
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May 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

Awwww! What a wee cutie!!!

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marathonmom May 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

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tracey May 26, 2011 at 7:49 am

Naturally. He’s got quite the plan, doesn’t he? Love him.

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tracy
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May 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

Queens, really?

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All Fooked Up
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May 26, 2011 at 7:55 am

Hahahaha…that cracked me up. When I grow up and have MY own life, ice cream will have less calories than lettuce…and my kids will get off their asses.

That’ll probably never happen though…

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ChiTown Girl May 26, 2011 at 8:23 am

That child is brilliant!!!

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christy May 26, 2011 at 8:44 am

MEN!!!! (Or, in this case, BOYS!!!!)

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Olga
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May 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

Sure, what else are wives for?
My husband always wanted a dog and I opposed as it’s too much work. Now we have a newborn. I should’ve have settled for a puppy.

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GrandeMocha
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May 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Cats are even easier. I left a 1.5 year old in charge of a 12 week old. No child protective service visit.

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Alison@Mama Wants This
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May 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

Sounds like young Ladrinka has it all worked out.

Where did he get that idea from though? 🙂

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Twinisms May 26, 2011 at 11:29 am

I’ll trade all these kids for a dog. Walking dogs is way easier than raising twins. Tell your son he’s got the right idea.

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dusty earth mother May 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

The sole purpose of marriage is that someone is always home to walk the dog. Of course.

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Issa
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May 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

My own life. I love it. He has big life plans I see.

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joeinvegas May 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Come on mom, that’s what wives are for. Geez

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A Mommy in the City
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May 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm

haha! This is amazing!

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Lady Jennie May 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

My friend’s son told his friend that if he didn’t get married he was going to have to do his own laundry.

HA!

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Erin@MommyontheSpot May 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Oh, that is funny!

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Penbleth
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May 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Heh. I take it the future Mrs isn’t going to have her own life. Good on 9 for being clear on what he wants.

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Yuliya
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May 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

He is a gem! All his wife will have to do is walk the dog, meanwhile I’m stuck cooking, cleaning and child rearing!

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pam May 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I love that he thinks he ‘has’ to get married. As though no options exist. But then there’s the dog so… duh!

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awesome dude May 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Before reading this post I recieved phone call from “Mama”. Are you going to walk the dog when you came home?, was the question. Walk him yourself, was the answer.

You can call it genetic.

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the mama bird diaries
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May 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

the wife ALWAYS walks the damn dog. That’s why I no longer have a dog.

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Stasha
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May 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

In our case wife walks the dog and husband posts pictures of him on Facebook. Apparently it is called shared responsibility. He takes care of the dogs PR while I make sure he stays alive.

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Tracie
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May 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

This is the main reason there is no dog in my house….well, this and the sneezing, the sneezing is part of it too.

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annie May 26, 2011 at 11:41 pm

of course she is….

he’s a man with a plan! that’s probably good.

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elizabeth-flourish in progress
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May 27, 2011 at 1:51 am

my husband wanted a dog. he said he had wanted one as a boy and now that he was a grown-up, he should have one. except he travels a lot…so….

we don’t have a dog.

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Gdot May 27, 2011 at 7:09 am

And that ladies and gentlemen, sums up the male race

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Leigh May 27, 2011 at 7:24 am

My 8 year old daughter is dying for a puppy (not a dog) Maybe I could tell her to wait until she’s older and she can walk the dog for her husband.

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Becky Rice
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May 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

I’m so impressed with your son’s planning. My kids can’t get past the planning required to beg me for a hot dog after the game.

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jacqui
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May 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

It’s good that he’s thought everything out…it sounds like a good plan. For everyone except maybe the wife. But he and the dog should be happy.

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Krystal May 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Oh lord!! Children – especially male ones – methinks we are doomed!

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bleu May 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Too funny… he has it all mapped out, I see.

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babymama May 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

LOL!!

Found you on the mamabird diaries site — I want to be a mom in NYC so thought I would check out your blog.
So glad I did!

xo
babymama
avagracescloset.blogspot.com

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Miss Britt
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May 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

It’s adorable that he thinks his life will still be his own after he gets married.

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