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Role reversals

June 20th, 2011

What is going on? Is it alternative universe month? My dog, my cat, my husband, my kid have all displayed funny little role reversals recently.

THE DOG: I was at the beach with Mari Fran, and we were throwing a ball for Inca. For some reason, she would not fetch it. She would look at it and then just not get it. Mari Fran turned into the retriever of tennis ball. We stopped after a few tries. I don't think Inca is going blind, but we think maybe she was distracted because half the family was elsewhere, and Inca has some neuroses about having to have the entire family move as one pack. 

The human retriever

The human retriever

THE CAT: The cat has stopped chasing birds. Doves eat the leftover cat food in the morning, and Ocho has stopped caring. I only care because they poop all over. It's getting to be too much. I have had to run to the door and scare the doves away when I hear the pecking on the tin bowl. I've finally started removing the food after 20 minutes and refrigerating it for tomorrow. You are wondering why I can't get the portion right? Her appetite varies based on what insects and geckos she's eaten the night before.

THE HUSBAND: I previously filed a blog about Claus crafting. I still can't believe it.

THE KID: I had a stomach ache and was lying in bed. Olivia came down to tuck me in. She kissed my tummy and gave me a hug, then returned with a stuffed animal to keep me company. She then came back to check on me and reposition the stuffed animal for maximum comfort. I just love that kid.

What's your role reversal?

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11 Responses to “Role reversals”

  1. Rosette:

    In this house I am "daddy" boys and dogs listen to husband is my third KID!

  2. Rosette:

    so when my youngest son gives me hard try I cannot say wait utnitl "daddy" comes home..if I say that he will just laugh!

  3. Rosette:

    role reversal my husband buying my pads!

  4. Rosette:

    my youngest he tuck me in bed when I am not feeling well...he bring me apple juice and give me back massage.

  5. Rosette:

    my oldest son gives us money for the dogs and fence..he does the shopping too.

  6. Rosette:

    when "daddy' is not around he is the second daddy to his brother.

  7. Rosette:

    my oldest son is the second daddy when daddy is not around.

  8. zzzzzz:

    Isn't it illegal to let your dog run off leash at the beach?

  9. Titus:

    It is legal for the dog to be off-leash whilst swimming, which is what it looks like it is doing in the photo.

  10. Ed:

    You and Klaus have raised her well.

  11. juliet valdez:

    there were actually no reversals in my home; i wore both pants and skirt, what i did hear all the time though was wait till i tell mommy; all i would have to do is sit and listen to my son and daughter spill everything, telling on themselves, when one would stop the other would continue. so discussion time would start, rules in the house, no tattling, no lies(big, small, in between), no stealing no fighting among themselves, no name calling. simply hard enough rules they always waited till after dinner their que was always a heartfelt sigh than; you start, no, you start after giving both the eye, i would say one of you start.another sigh, so now it is my turn, want me to ask grandma;BIG SIGH ,no mommy,but no get mad ok. alright so talk to me; it is usually small things about rearranging the furnitures, whats fo dinner the next night,who is making it, chores basically. so what was the problem there, simple when one is cleaning the other leaves the area and do another chore so as not to be in eachothers way, it is the choice of music that will be pumping out of the stereo,while one is in the house,cleaning, dancing and bumping, the other wants to come in to help and dance and bump too. that is a BIG no, no the only thing that will get done is the dancing and bumping with no cleaning done. exasperating, funny, then the oh so BIG SIGH. that is why we only got 1 room cleaned mommy, but, we will do the other one tomorrow.

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