Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The apple doesn't fall far...

Boats are small(ish). My father doesn't do well in confined spaces; he seems to underestimate his size. He was covered from head to toe in bruises from banging about - two rather large lumps on his head to complete the look. My mother attempted to fly down stairs with coffee - and as she lays sprawled across the boat floor gasping for breath - my father reprimands her for spilling coffee all about the boat. (I think the second lump on his head may not have been so much from the mast...)

So while I was there, I got up to move out of my Dad's way while he was doing some cleaning. As I got up, I was crouched down and moved forward. The result was the bridge of my nose crashing into the tridata box attached to the wheel. I immediately swelled up and had a great lump upon my nose. I locked myself in the bathroom for a few minutes applying ice until my eyes stopped watering.

OOOH - but then I caught a baby duck. I was playing with them off of the back of the boat and there were 10 brand new little babies. They were so cute I couldn't help myself. They just looked so delicious - kidding. I scooped one up and triumphantly displayed the peeping little cutie pie to my family. They looked kind of stunned. The mother looked at me with patient curiosity... and continued eating the bread I had given her. Baby ducks are the cutest little things in the universe. Except for Spartan when he wakes up in the morning with his hair all askew... Anyways - even though I thought it would make a nice addition to the pond, I returned it to it's mummy. (Next time I might bring some little ribbons to adorn them with....)

6 comments:

Paige Stanton said...

Totally not post related but your Meezes (is that right?) cracked me up this morning! Have you seen the naked ones? They have the sensitive areas blurred out, I'm thinking of putting them up, I think it would be hillarious, but I'm a little chicken...

Slyde said...

for a minute there i was going to scold you for stealing a baby duck from its mother...

good girl.. giving it back was the way to go :)

elizabeth said...

paige - funny you should mention that... I nearly did it.

slyde - well, I wouldn't keep it silly... I just wanted to hug and squeeze it and love it to bits a little... ;-)

KatW said...

Step away from the ribbons!!!! Pretty bows and wing adornments may push Mummy duck a little too far ;-)

Hullaballoo said...

awww, we see baby ducks every day on the way to school. They are soooo cute.

Tamara said...

Baby animals are the coolest!

Hehehe... When we visited the lion park two weeks ago, I told hubby I want a baby lion. He wouldn't mind, but I think my cats might :-)