By Diane Ako
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 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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