a thing I’ve mostly stopped doing

1. Friend who has a baby tells me about something the baby has done.
2. I say, “Oh, yeah, my dog does that.”
3. Friend gives me a funny look, like My baby is not a dog.
4. Not noticing the look, I continue: “When my dog does that, she…” blah blah blah.
5. Friend continues to look at me as though I’m insane.
6. I finally notice. “I mean, uh, I know your baby’s not a dog.”

2 thoughts on “a thing I’ve mostly stopped doing

  1. Not many parents will admit to this, and perhaps they don’t even realize it, but babies are very much like dogs. Your instincts are not wrong here.

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