Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Sad Tale

Outside I was really, really irritated with a huge pile of bird poop. I was so irritated that I was 98% sure I wanted to climb up and knock down the nest! I know, cruel! But before I did it I thought that I better climb up on a chair with a mirror to see if there was anything in it. I was secretly hoping there wasn't, but...

...there was! Isn't this the most precious bird nest you have ever saw? I swear...it looks fake, but it is not. And the adorable little eggs lead me to exactly what I DID NOT want to happen...I became attached! AND the darn things weren't even hatched yet. I am still mourning my goldfish that I stepped on in sixth grade, I have issues!
So I tried not to monitor them too closely but wondered when the little miracles would hatch, begin to eat and soon learn to fly.
Then... yesterday...D was riding his bike in the backyard and he ran into the house saying, "Mom I found a dinosaur skeleton!" I assumed this was one of his imaginative ideas but when I went out to the yard he showed me a little 3 inch skeleton and I knew it was one of the little birdies. I was tempted to take a picture of the little skeleton since it was in perfect, pristine condition...but it is a visual I would rather soon forget. Of course, D cheered me up by saying, "It's okay Mom. He is much happier flying and playing with other birdies in Heaven."

3 comments:

Jan said...

I have seen this sad tale to many times myself. And I don't like it. I know about the messes too. And I don't like it. But I do love seeing the eggs and the nest too. Sorry that had to happen.

Tammy said...

You can always count on D to cheer you up. He is a sweetheart!!! I am sorry about your goldfish. Hang in there...you will make it through!!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh that is so sad, but how sweet and insightful is your little D!

And I too have stepped on a pet goldfish, barefoot - it also haunts me....