Monday, February 16, 2009

The Dynamics of My Household....Who's The Boss?

Life on the Rodney Parhams is interesting these days to say the least. Between my 3 year old Dakota, now 14 week old Darbi and 25 year old sweetie, things get pretty hectic. Taking turns is not only necessary to avoid going crazy, but necessary so that I get as much sleep as possible on my days off (which are limited). Zach is wonderful about this though, even at trying times when Darbi wants to get up at 6 a.m. and play. She does not fully grasp the idea of "sleeping in," nor does she appreciate being put on a leash to go outside. If it were up to her, she'd love to play in the middle of Rodney Parham all day long. Dakota takes the "big brother" role and quickly puts the little one in her place when she's doing a little bit too much biting or barking. He doesn't tolerate her attitude and only tolerates her playfulness in the smallest doses. For the most part though, they get along as brothers and sisters do. Zach and I agree that even on the worst of days, these two can put a smile on our faces. Neither one of us can stay in "grinch" mode when they are around, especially when the greet us with that eager attitude and playful smile! For those of you who have a dog or any other animal, you know what I mean. For those of you who are considering getting a dog, but haven't taken that leap yet, jump my friend! It's a rewarding experience, trying at times, but the majority is filled with laughter!


  1. Look at those cute pups! Welcome to the Blogosphere! :)

  2. oh my goodness they are precious...i have two of my own! Gotta LOVE boxers!!! :)