Wednesday, June 17, 2009

our first pets



so, believe it or not, pete finally allowed the kids to get pets. remember how jack's class hatched chicks this spring... well, two of them came home with us much to our kids great excitement. for those who do not know, pete is strictly against pets on the grounds that they do not serve a purpose. thus, pets that will lay fresh eggs everyday were able to slide by under the lack of purpose problem. for pete, fresh eggs is an excellent purpose. and our kids are obsessed with them. first thing in the morning they run to find their shoes and head out to check on our chicks and usually end up hanging out in the chicken coup for a good half hour or so, until i force them inside for breakfast. when breakfast is done, they head right back out again. they feed them, bring them water, make sure they have shade, etc. (which is lucky for me since anything with feathers kind of creeps me out just a tad...). pete, with the help of baabee, built a chicken coup in our backyard and so far everything has run smoothly regarding our new little pets... so far...



the only real problem we have run into is that we only have two chicks and each of our three kids has a very strong opinion about a name they wish to use. finn seems to have won out on his (he seems to be the most adamant and the most stubborn), with lightning mcqueen being the yellow chick. he has at least agreed to calling her "queenie" for short. jack is set on henrietta and lucy has yet to concede either of her two names, sally and polly, to agree on either of the boys' names. as far as i know chickens never really learn to respond to their names, so the kids can just go ahead and call them whatever they want...


1 comment:

Lucia said...

yay! you got chickens! so thrilled for you guys. i love your life...