Friday, March 25, 2011

Squirrely Thoughts

While walking in our neighborhood the other night, we came across a dead squirrel along the side of the road. We told the kids to avoid it as we approached. Both of them were somewhat distressed over the discovery.

Our three-year old son asked, “Did he kill himself?”

Trying not to laugh too hard, Hubby and I told our son it was likely an accident. Meanwhile visions are running through our minds of a distraught squirrel throwing himself in front of a car yelling, “Nuts! Nuts! Is that all there is??”

A little while later, our son sees two squirrels chasing each other and he asks, “Do you think they know their friend is dead?”

Folks, I can’t make this stuff up.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends. We have a soccer game, birthday party and Sunday school volunteer duties, among other craziness this weekend. But I plan to take it all in stride because our new mattress is being delivered this afternoon. Comfort is on its way – holla!

And, best of luck to my Kentucky Wildcats against Ohio State tonight - bring it, guys!


Main Line Sportsman said...

I always loved the stuff the kids said when they were little...One time my son asked me: "Dad, are fishes eyes waterproof?"
"do they know their friend is dead...priceless!!
Go Cats!

Ella said...

That's a wonderful Friday story,
I wish the best of luck to Kentucky Wildcats if you do the same with my ice hockey team who play semi final match tomorrow.
Happy weekend!

Danielle said...

How cute. Well, do you think they knew? That's a fair question (:

LHD said...

Oh goodness! That was too much! And yes, GO CATS!

James said...

I love the unvarnished logic of children. I agree with Danielle, it is a fair question, but how in the world to answer it?

James said...

Oh yeah is UK in some sort of sporting event?.....Just kiddin'! I hope they bury the Buckeyes!

bevy said...

"Nuts! Nuts! Is that all there is?". That's going to be my new line when I've had enough and can't take it any more! LOL

Glitterista said...

Love love love this! My mom kept a leather journal full of our quotes (one for each child) and I adore looking at it now. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

haha, kids say the darnedest things!! the squirrels here in cville are CRAZY- your son would definitely get a kick out of them!

kayce hughes said...

I am laughing out loud! Thanks.

LPC said...

Hahahahaha! Thank you for such a great start to my weekend.

Renée Finberg said...

sleep well on your new mattress.
i know how fabulous the first night is.

i hope you don't have squirrel nightmares.

happy weekend xxx

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Our squirrels really are insane and do jump in front of cars so we call them Suicide Squirrels. Perhaps one of them migrated to your neck of the woods. I love how tenderhearted kids are!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

So sweet. Amazing what goes through their little minds.
Just wanted to let you know that I have chosen you as one of my stylish bloggers for the Stylish Blogger Award! Please visit my blog to see the post ☺.

sara said...

Out of the mouths of never ceases to amaze me what my two year-old will say when she opens her mouth! :) And what about our Wildcats?!?! Woot woot!

JMW said...

Everyone's comments made me smile.

MLS - waterproof eyes for fishes - classic!
Ella, best of luck to your hockey team - hope they kick ice. :)
Danielle and James, good question. I wonder if they knew. Something to ponder.
Teresa, thank you for the blogger award! I will have to follow up on it.
Sara, GO CATS!