April 06, 2006

Bunnies and Chickies and Puppies, Oh my!

My best friend from high school has been getting an ear full with my three boys. She has one child, a beautifully sweet and quiet 2 year old boy.

Everyone knows what I have.

So it’s been quite an experience for her living with the rolling ball of noise. She says it can be quite overwhelming at times.

Today she got a dose of what it’s like when I pick up the kids from school. Her little man in his car seat, I got the boys backpacks and junk in my van and got them situated. On the road, the following conversation ensued to the best of my recollection.

Bones: Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, when it’s my birthday in June, can you get me a pet bunny rabbit?

Me: NO!

Two weeks ago all three wanted a beagle. Last week Bones wanted a pet chick for Easter, which I promptly told him NO and would one day grow into a chicken, which my 2nd son thought was cool because after it was dead, they could mummify it. I guess in 3rd grade they mummify a chicken at our school.

Yeah, there will be no mummifying at our house. No chicks, bunnies, or puppies. I’m done. It’s taking all I can do to keep those F***ing fish alive. Oh the saga continues on that one too… I just don’t have the mental energy to write about it…

Posted by Boudicca at April 6, 2006 10:59 PM | TrackBack

... wow... I had a pet chicken when I was little... well, not a chicken really... a chick... sadly it never reached adulthood... Uncle Jim's pet dog used it as a chew-toy while I was at school one day...

.. thanks for bringing up such a traumatic memory... I hope you are happy, Bou...

Posted by: Eric at April 7, 2006 06:36 AM