Karen and Terri are in a debate over getting a dog for their kids for Christmas. They have three kids; two boys, one seven and one five, and a two year old daughter.
Although Karen is not a huge fan of dogs, she wants to get her children a dog for Christmas. She thinks it will teach them responsibility and give them an unforgettable Christmas. Plus, if they get the dog now, then they can enjoy the dog before they head off to college.
Terri doesn’t think it’s a good idea to get a dog. First off, college is years down the line so he think it’s a little early to be thinking about that, but deep down, he knows this dog is going to turn into his dog and not the family’s dog. No seven year old is ready to get up every morning at 7am and let the dog out, especially when they don’t even have a yard. They live in a condo. He thinks they should take all the money they would spend on the dog and take them on a trip that will leave the kids with a great memory.
Slacker can see where both of them are coming from. He does think the dog will teach the kids responsibility and when he was young, having his dog there always made things better if he was having a rough day.
Steve on the other hand, thinks the dog is just going to cause more tension and battles within the household.
I am going to side with Karen on this one. When I was born, I had two dogs and since then I’ve always had a dog. Like Slacker said, they make a rough day better and it’s true, they do teach you responsibility. When I didn’t have a dog for about a year, I was always getting sick, always getting bummed out to not have this little thing greet me at the door; it was just awful. I don’t know if it was just my mind, but having a dog makes everything better. Get the dog, please!