We still remain petless despite our younger son’s sincere and persistent requests for a dog.
As I am sure I have already mentioned, I suggested to the kids that a rat would be a smaller, easier, pet...and maybe something that would not aggravate their father’s allergies.
Unsurprisingly, no one wants a pet rat.
Maybe we see too many of the non pet variety on the subway....and in our yard and garbage cans.
During one of our pet rat conversations, our younger son said, “we can get a pet rat, as long as it is larger than my brother and can teach me Kung Fu!”
Then there was some bickering about whether the hypothetical rat should be named Splinter or Ratatouille.
If only there were a giant rat that could cook and provide educational exercise for the kids...
More likely the large rodent would be sitting on the couch eating cookies and watching YouTube just like the kids.