Registered: Oct 2003
Local time: 12:24 PM
Location: St Paul
Our children do the most hilarious things at times. I don't know if there has been a thread before on this subject but I was thinking about some and wanted to share. Heres three stories, share yours and I'll share more later.
I have a five year old boy. Two months ago I was in the front yard spraying grass in the mulch with weed/grass killer. I had bought it the day before. My son walked up and stood next to me watching for a bit. He then asked, "Dad, what is that stuff your spraying?" I told him. He said, "You mean it kills the grass?" I said yes. He took off like a rocket and ran across the yard and behind the house. I thought nothing of it. Moments later he returned. He said, "Dad, I think you should look at something." He brought me to the backyard where I discovered huge areas of dead and dying grass. This was my carefully manicured lawn lush and green. Guess who had been squirting the grass with the bottle yesterday! I had to replace all of it and I have a one acre lot. At least I learned my lesson for leaving the bottle in the garage where he could get at it.
My son was with me mowing the lawn one day. I showed him a field mouse that he then tried to catch. I told him to grab a bucket and not to touch it with his hands. He subsequently lost the mouse in the process. This was the first mouse he had ever seen in person. He was very upset. The next morning, my son woke me up. He was very excited. He said, "Dad, Dad, wake up! I was watching cartoons and I looked out the window and saw that mouse walking up the driveway under your car." He told me that he went outside with the bucket, chased the mouse and cornered it on the side of he house where he captured it. He insisted that I go outside to look. I got out of bed and briefly scolded him for going outside by himself while I was sleeping. I then went out to find the bucket tuned up-side-down. I slowly picked up the bucket and looked under it. My son said very excitedly jumping up and down, "Is that the same mouse dad?!!" What I saw under the bucket was a salamander.
My two year old daughter disappeared durring a party at our house recently. Just when I went to look for her, I was told she went to our bedroom / bathroom. With a house full of people looking in her direction, she returned with a clean maxipad stuck on top of her head like a mohawk. My wife was so embarrassed.