Tuesday, February 03, 2009

who did it and he said what?

yesterday, chase stayed home from school due to the common cold. at lunch, i fed he and aiden a peanut butter fold over, with apples. we have decided to position our new bunny, clarabelle right in the kitchen so that she will truly feel a part of the family. i tell you that, because it actually has something to do with my story and is not just some side tangent that i have decided to ramble upon...as i have been known to do in the past. so...as they are eating, i am chatting with a friend on the phone and loading the dishwasher. i look over at the bunny's cage and see that clarabelle has climbed to the middle rungs and appears to be chewing her way through the metal. i walk over and tell her to ease up on the cage chewing and tap her nose to get down. the kids are just watching at this point. that's when i noticed the peanut butter smeared all over the cage where she was chewing. i said, "who gave their peanut better sandwich to clarabelle?" to which chase and aiden, pointed at each other and said in unison, "he/she did it." they both thought that clarabelle needed lunch.

later in the day, after i had picked colton up from school, he and aiden wanted to go see the 3 cats in the garage. (that's another story...but they are the 3 cats that have stayed with us before and the kids have known them since they were kittens) so, i said that i would go out there with them, but that they were hiding and probably would not come out. one of the cats was growling and hissing at the other one and i told the kids to go back inside because i was afraid they were going to start fighting and i didn't want them to be out there if they did. i told colton to take aiden inside and that i would be in in a minute. a few minutes went by and chase came to the garage door and knocked. i told him to come in and he opened the door and said, "mommy...colton said you were dead." i walked chase back in the house and he went to the base of the stairs and yelled, "COLTON...MOM IS NOT DEAD IN THE GARAGE!"

i'm not sure if i am more disturbed that...
a.) colton actually thought i had been killed in a cat fight, or b.) that he told the little ones that i was dead in the garage, or c.) that he and aiden went right along with their playroom activities while chase nonchalantly came out to make sure. actually it's...
d.) all of the above.

2 comments:

Kara said...

Ha, I am guessing you never got your nap since you were assumed dead in the garage. :) That's funny!
BTW... I love the new look to your blog.

Sue said...

Hi Mindy, I have enjoyed catching up on your blog tonight. Thanks for sharing. You make me smile.