It takes a person who can accept that life is messy sometimes. That just because you step in a little dog poo, it doesn’t mean you have to throw the shoes away.
It takes a person who understands that
voice-activated phone systems are for homes without barking. And that sometimes the neighbors look scary, even though they live there and we see them every day.
It takes a person who believes that shared body heat makes up for the paws poked in your back on cold winter nights. And that as long as you can make your body into the shape of an “S”, there’s plenty of room for everyone in the bed.
It takes a person who can accept that sometimes, it’s okay to be used as a trampoline. Especially if there’s something really interesting to be seen out the window; like leaves falling or grass growing.
It takes a person who can shrug off that errant strand of dog hair in a sandwich and pretend that it’s nothing more than pure protein. And that leaving the sandwich unattended on the table is the same as an engraved invitation to dinner.
It takes a person who understands that sometimes the temptation presented by a roll of toilet paper is just too much to resist; and it must be shredded. A person willing to concede that shoelaces and dirty socks might be more palatable than you think.
It takes a person who understands that throwing the yellow ball is far more important than the program you are trying to watch on TV, the book you are trying to read or the telephone conversation you are trying to have.
It takes a person who is willing to be worshipped and adored for the next 10-15 years despite all of their personal faults and shortcomings.
It takes a person who can laugh at the chaos, shrug off the messes and embrace the joy.
Do you have what it takes?