Ashley Mozingo

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a stay at home mom to two girls, Paislee, 3 and Keely, 1. My husband is in the Coast Guard, and is currently stationed at a Coast Guard unit on Camp Lejune. We have been married for five years now and have spent two of those years in Alaska, where Paislee was born, and two in Maine, where we had Keely. We were lucky to get stationed here in 2012, and call North Carolina "home". We were both born and raised in different cities in eastern North Carolina, and we are super excited to get to spend some time here with our girls and introduce them to some of our favorite places that we had as children. Before I met my husband, I attended East Carolina University, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communications. I have a love for writing, and a huge passion for being a mom, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write about my experiences and exciting moments of this rocky ride that we all call 'Motherhood'.

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It’s a dog bed not a baby bed

Saioa and Kona

Babies. They get into everything don’t they? Not only that but they also claim everything they touch as their own. Saioa thinks that everything she lays hands on is hers, especially those things that happen to be easily accessible to her. Like the dog bed.

I like my dog but I’m not one of those people who thinks the dog is a person. I don’t let the dog lick me or my children, I don’t let the kids put their mouths on the dog to give him kisses and I don’t like my baby playing on the dog bed that’s typically covered in dog hair. That’s just gross to me. Every time I see someone letting their dog lick their face, I can’t help but wonder if they know that the dog licks it’s butt with that same tongue. Anyway, that’s just me. Back to the dog bed issue.

Kona is a good dog that tries to stay out of the way as much as possible when the kids are around. He has certain spots in the house that he will retreat to if the girls are being too noisy or rambunctious and I can respect that. One of his favorite spots is under our computer desk, so that’s where his dog bed lives. That’s his area and I really try to let it be his haven and keep the kids from disturbing that.

Saioa completely disagrees. The day she discovered that dog bed she thought it was the greatest thing ever and now every time she’s nearby she immediately heads for the dog bed. Poor Kona will see her coming and will get up and go sit in the corner looking violated and robbed.

I can’t get her to stay away from it and it totally grosses me out when she rolls around on it, rubbing her sweet little face in it. She thinks it’s hilarious and giggles the whole time.

A simple solution would be to just pick up the dog bed. But I don’t want to take it away because that’s Kona’s bed and he loves lounging under the desk. For now I’m just going to deal with it until she sets her sights on something else…. like maybe an actual baby toy that is made to be played with by a baby. I know, wishful thinking!

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2 Comments on “It’s a dog bed not a baby bed”

  • Sarah Moore April 8th, 2011 8:33 pm

    Hi Mamta,
    So GROSS, Isaac does the same…he will nestle and nest in the dog bed when I am not looking and gets covered in border collie hair, and of course I have one white dog and one black so no matter what my son is wearing the dog hair shows up! Arg! Go play in your own clean bed, babies (:

    Ps Those recent pix of Saioa with her glasses are precious!

  • Mamta Singh April 11th, 2011 9:44 pm

    Thanks Sarah! We think she’s pretty precious too! =)
    I guess I can understand the appeal that dog beds have… soft, cushy and comfortable, but like you, I prefer to not have my kid covered in dog hair!

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