Why I Shouldn’t be a Parent : Reason #4,961


Part of the difficulty with my dog is that he doesn’t understand he’s a dog. Polo actually believes he’s human (or part human, part cat) and behaves as an equal member of our family. I know I should, like, lay ground rules and act like the boss, but I’m a total sucker for his smile. Oh, yes, my dog smiles.

When I think about how I engage with my dog, I immediately know I’m destined to be a terrible parent. I’d have the parental propensity to applaud, cater, and clap for a future dictator or political despot. Internet, let’s just be thankful Polo walks on four legs and can’t talk or else we could be in a lot of trouble.