Three of us live in our house. School is starting soon for two of us. The third is a dog. He doesn’t go to school.
My son stood on the stairs, getting ready to take the dog, Milo, out. He started wondering out loud about next week, the last week before we back to school…
“We should spend as much time with Milo as possible the days right before we start school. Since we won’t be home with him as much.”
Then he paused. “Or should we not be here? So we can get him used to being alone for longer?”
The confusion was clear on his face, “Wait, I don’t know…Is it better to spend more time with him? Or is it better to help him get used to us being gone?”
I couldn’t help but smile. “Welcome to the world of parenting…You never know if you’re doing the right thing or not.”