Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Oliver

I was in 2nd grade and I was in love. He was my first love and who could blame me! He was perfect. He was brought to me for show and tell. My eyes lit up when I first saw him. He was presented in class with his siblings and then put to the side. I instantly ran to where he was and pressed my face against the glass. He was mini cotton ball with pink little feet and a pink little nose and pink little ears. I had to have him. The $2 exchange was made and my new companion was picked up and put into a recycled butter carton, just large enough for him lie down and rest. I made him a little bed inside, nice and soft and poked holes in his ceiling so he could breath. 

I sat in class with him delicately perched on my desk. He was quiet and gentle and patient. He waited in the butter carton until class was over. The bell rang! I lifted the lid ever so slightly and peeked inside to feel a soft pink little nose tickle me. I lifted the lid more and was greeted by curious staring pink eyes. He was the best little thing I had ever seen. And he was mine. My little Oliver. The rat my mom never wanted and could never get rid of. 

After 3 years I like to think she was glad her little 2nd grader ran home with a little rat in a butter carton just big enough for the poor thing to curl up into a ball. He was a smart little pet. He was friendly. He never ran away even though he was given many chances to. He was eventually buried in the backyard with a little rat ceremony that I'm grateful my parents took seriously for my little broken heart. 

2 comments:

Sheri said...

So... what made you think of cute little Oliver? Are you thinking of getting a pet for Ayden?? I must say those rats made great pets. LOVE YA MOM

JMKunz said...

No not entirely, I have this feeling a little rat might get pretty hurt with our little guys around. We'll have to wait until they're bigger and can understand what "don't squeeze them too tight" means. I was just remembering things from my childhood and thought it would make a cute short little story. :)We'll try again with a fishie pretty soon I think. That's much safer for our children-- ideally.