Sunday, February 10, 2008

This is why we have cats (Warning: dog owners may find this offensive)

It came up in conversation the other day that there is not a good expression in English for helping a baby fall asleep. This does not seem to be a weakness in the English language regarding sleeping so much as a weakness regarding references to the end of pet's time on earth.

Since both Michael and myself have both felt vaguely uncomfortable 'putting her to sleep' and 'putting her down' even if only for the night, we have decided that in the future, when it is time to help our little one fall asleep, we will simply say, 'time to kill the dog.'

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys are weird!
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Niki said...

Might I suggest putting a quarter in a jar for each of these "ideas" so you will have enough to help her pay for therapy?