Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Rat

When you're a mom of boys (or at least a cool mom, lol!) you think differently about wildlife.  The interesting world of worms, bugs and small creatures is something that is intriguing and a part of daily life.  So, today, after chasing grasshoppers (Johnathan caught one!) and feeding ducks it was only fitting, when I saw a smallish, baby rat sort of crawling aimlessly of our our garage, that I should catch it!  Yes, I know that's sort of gross, yes, rodents are pests but my boys were so excited, and I wanted to feed their curious little minds.  And, while I may have screeched like a little school girl during the retrieval process, I came out victorious and the baby rat was caught!

If you think of rats like the cute little one off of Pixar's Ratatouille then really, they're sort of adorable.  Too bad this one can't cook a gourmet meal though, that sure would come in handy!

So here's our new little friend.  We'll keep him around a day or so and then let him go to face whatever his fate is...

Here's to all moms of boys who go out of their comfort zone to please and appease curious little minds!



Ivy said...

wow I am sooooooo impressed! I so would not have done that.... guess I am not a cool mom. oh well! ;-)

Gail said...

Wow ARE a cool mom! I would have done the screaming like a little girl....and that would have been the end of it. :) I guess I have a lot to work on as far as my "cool-ness" goes. ;)

Love you and all that you are!


Practically Ava said...

Bravo Grace! Yep I am pretty sure I would have been running in the opposite direction as the little rat! I guess that's why the good Lord keeps blessing me with girls! IF I am ever blessed with a little boy I guess this momma has some toughening up to do! Until then I will enjoy my tea parties and dolls!
Love ya