My son loves both the playground and dogs. Tonight, I had to drag him away from both in one night. There is enough sand and mulch in his pockets to make another playground. And my neighbor's dogs will not stop barking which only distracts my son.
I am exhausted and happy. I am exhausted because my son was both elated and sad then elated and sad. Toddlers have huge emotions. I am also happy because my son loves so deeply.
But here's the reality I am starting to face. I am a single mother with both debt and a mortage in a small house without a fence. I can't make a dog work in our world right now.
How can I keep my son at bay while we wait for more dog friendly times?