Snippets – March 6, 2008

beaver in natural habitat

The Mercenary: Mom, where was that place we went…the one where we saw the beavers working and we were petting the sting rays?
Me: Well, that was two different places honey. The beavers were at the museum in Virginia, and the sting rays were more local.
TM: Virginia? We saw the beavers on vacation?
Me: Yep.
TM: Awwww.
(pause)
TM: How long would it take to drive to Virginia again?
Me: Roughly 2 days.
TM: Two days? Really? How long would it take to fly?
Me: Hm. Couple hours probly. I’m not sure.
TM: Wasn’t someone with us when we were at that zoo?
Me: My friend Michelle and her boys were with us when we saw the sting rays. But no one was with us when we were in Virginia.
TM: Really?? I thought for sure someone was with us that time.
(another pause)
TM: What about Dad? Wasn’t he with us when we were in Virginia?
Me: Yes, that’s true. Dad was with us at that museum.
TM: (hugely relieved) Oh, good! I didn’t want him to miss that.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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