Friday, July 25, 2008

Photo Story Friday - What the Heck?...


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

This is not the first time I've glanced up to find my child like this.

He has a penchant for lying down anywhere. At theme parks; in the middle of a store, mall, or library; the zoo; the aquarium you name it.

So on this day as I glance up from my dinner prep, rather then panic and run arms-flailing out the door in a high octave screech over the sight of my non-moving child sprawled on the ground, I went and grabbed my camera.

Because I'm like that.

Shortly after, I realized he was talking to someone-er-thing.

Then he moved closer.
And finally got up - to run into the house.

As I turned to set the camera down and greet him at the door, he burst in holding out his thumb saying,
"Mommy! May I keep my pet ant? Oh, look. He's soo cute!"
"Ah - er - well." I sputtered as I examined the not-looking-so-well ant.
"May I keep my pet ant?!!"
Pet-Ant then fell off his thumb to the ground and the little toddler hands swept down to retrieve it, smooshing little ant even more so in the process. But he was determined to keep what was left of his little friend.
"Oh mommy, he's dead."
"Yeah, well, he got a little squished maybe we should leave him outside. Some day we can get an ant farm and watch the ants work, what do you think?" I offered.

With a pause, Harrison pondered his "pet ant" for a moment [I racked my tired brain with the next "wise mommy" words to pull out if he didn't go for it.] then he wiped off the remains from his fingers, gingerly asked for a smoothie and bounced into the house.

Phew!

Done deal.

6 comments:

Christina said...

LOL, that's hilarious. Kids are so deliciously weird. :o)

Brittany said...

haaa Ohhh Harrison! That is so funny. Poor pet Ant :(

carrie said...

Ah....tell little H that we have a WHOLE lotta pet ants over here at our house - he is welcome to any (or all) of them! :-)

MamaGeek said...

Harrison has such a big heart to want a pet ANT! I tell ya, you couldn't make up this awesome blog fodder! That is hilarious.

Elaine A. said...

That as a near miss. Can I have a smoothie too? : )

Octamom said...

Too cute!--he is just darling!
Blessings!