4.10.2012

so I might need help

Yesterday (on my lovely little day off) I met a lady in the grocery store. Yes, I meet random people in random places quite often. Anyways, this lady and I were talking and towards the end of our conversation, she says “so, do you have any kids?”

Yes, one kid.
Sherman.

I walked out to my car, started my car and then went Oh My Goodness. I just told that lady that I have a kid! And I don’t. I don’t have a kid. I have a dog. A D.O.G.!

Now, in my defense, I had not slept well the night before and there was a lot going on in that crazy little grocery store. I’m still trying to figure out if maybe I just misunderstood the lady and actually thought that she said “do you have any dogs?” That would make sense. Because I do. I have a dog.  

Ok, fine. I’m 99% sure she said “kids”. “Do you have any kids?”

I think I need help.

Or maybe I just need to have kids.

You know what’s probably even more embarrassing about this little situation?
Someone out there thinks I named my kid Sherman.

(sorry if your name is actually Sherman. I mean no harm. Sherman is just not on my top 20 baby names list.)

33 comments:

  1. Ha... you're definitely not the only one! I tell people I have a baby named Twink. He's MY baby. Then I remember that to everyone else he's just a dog and probably not as important as a child. If he was we could claim him as a dependent for tax purposes.

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  2. i call sharks my kid, too.
    though i've never called him my kid when someone asks me if i have kids, i am sure i will next time!
    and i love that you bleeped out his private business!

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  3. I'm glad you called yourself out on naming your dog/child Sherman. Your child would HATE you, HATE you.

    So, you lied yesterday, surprised you found the will to live today.

    I lie all the time, I live in Utah, the state where being 27 and single is actually 47 in dog years.. so I say, yep.. I'm married, yep I have six kids. So they'll all leave me the hell alone. Now one of my children will have the name Sherman, so 7 it is, 7.

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    1. And Tiff, you're all about Private Businessing your kid, and it makes me wonder.. how bad is it? why does she take him in public?

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  4. Hahaha this is amazing. It is definitely easy to think your dog is your child. I forget my dog is actually an animal sometimes. It happens. xoxo, morgan

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  5. hahaha i REALLY want to tell people I have a kid, my dog is my kid. I have to feed him, bathe him, clean up after him and he's a bit needy so i have to entertain him all the time too.

    The bright side is, you could have told her whatever you wanted. That you have a kid named Sherman and Matilde, and you're really from New Zealand where you raise goats to sell for jelly beans. Cuz you just looove jelly beans. lol

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  6. I have a kid and a dog, sometimes I prefer one over the other, lately it's been the dog. :)
    following!
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  7. Ha, hilarious story! My mom calls our dog my "brother" all the time- so I don't think you're alone at all :) And Sherman, what a great name

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  8. haha, that is awesome! Our dog is definitely our kid too!

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  9. CaseystriegelApril 10, 2012

    Tiff! I do the same thing. Yes I have two kids, Murphy and Brewski. Im normal? Right? ;)

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  10. bahaha this cracked me up. but trust me, youre not alone. some bloggers list their "about me " page as "happily married wife and momma of one cute pomeranian" . I'm not that a huge animal person, but I wish people would stop saying their pets are their babies

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  11. This is such a classic story!!
    & kids or dogs either way they are your kids & are family! :)

    happy tuesday!

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  12. lol this is funny .. Found your blog through living in yellow :)

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  13. Too funny! A dog is like a kid...until you have one and then the poor dog gets the shaft. Trust me, it happens to the best of them!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  14. Ha! Well, Sherman is your baby! I just hope your human kids get equally as fabulous names!

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  15. I also came here by way of Living in Yellow- but you've won me over permanently! We've got three kids- two canine, one feline. I get all bristly and rant-y when people talk to me about "when" my husband and I start a family- because we HAVE a family, and would even if it was just the two humans in the house! Anyway, our dogs are our kids, (the cat swears she's a dog, too) and their names are Sloan, Max, and Mia- so much more easily confused as small humans than if I told stories about Daisy, Sparky, and Lucky!

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  16. This post literally made me laugh out loud! I have a kid, I mean dog, myself ;) It's sad but I totally "get it" & could've seen myself doing the exact same thing! Lexie is my little girls name though so maybe the lady wouldn't have thought twice ha.

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  17. Hahaha!! I'm totally laughing at that lady thinking your kid is named Sherman. That's hilarious. =) Hey, before we had kids, our dogs were definitely our kids. We called them our babies. And they slept in our bed. And cuddled with us on the couch. Once my Little Guy came along, unfortunatly, they got moved further and further down the totem pole, until now Bobo is lucky if we remember his birthday! We actually forgot it this year and had to celebrate it two days late. My Little Guy was horrified that we forgot and apologized profusely to Bobo.

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  18. bahaha this is so funny! seriously cracked me up :)

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  19. Too funny!! Sherman is a WAY COOL name for an infant... lol :)

    Just stumbled across your blog and I love it already! Eager to read more!

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  20. Hahaha! That is totally something I would do! Love it!

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  21. Oh, I love Sherman. We lost our Chocolate lab last August and we are still missing our Hershey kiss like crazy. She was the best girl. I love how you covered the parts in which I don't blame you. Sometimes the pink thing pops out and oh, god I run. This is why I have girl dogs. The pink thing freaks me out. But if you asked me I also have kids. My worthless yellow labs are my kids just like my son. The just don't require me to wipe their butts.

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  22. haha so funny :) I love this story, had me dying with laughter! I just stumbled upon your blog and love it. Excited to read more!

    XO
    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh Tiff, you crack me up!-- KT

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  24. Hey I found your blog via Rachel and your award nomination :) That is super funny that you told that lady you had a kid when you were talking about your dog. haha and I love how you black out his private parts.

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  25. Haha this totally made me smile!!! That is too funny -- both that you referred to your dog as your "kid" and that she thinks your kid's name is Sherman. And also because I feel like it's something I would do.... I consider my dog a part of our family! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  26. i consider my dogs as kids;D

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  27. Ahaha that's hilarious! But dogs are like kids. So don't be embarrassed.


    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  28. Laughing. So. Hard. I am so happy that some grocery store woman think you named your child Sherman. I love that. Not the fact that you accidentally told a woman that your dog is your child, but because you can now share it with us.

    Maybe she thought Sherman was a family name?! Hahaha

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  29. hahahaha. this is too funny. we treat our dog like a child, especially my husband. : )

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  30. Oh my gosh I'm laughing SO hard right now!!! I remember when I was a kid, I told someone I had a brother, and I was actually referring to my dog.

    Love your blog!

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  31. Hahahahaha... this is too funny!! I love how shocked you were afterwards... hahahaha. I am still laughing about it

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