Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Outta the Mouths of Babes

Just a quick short tale that I had to share this morning -

We're on the road - making yet another trip to the high school... on a windy little road, full of trees and large corn fields on either side.

Up ahead I see something in the middle of the road..... is that a small deer? a dog? a large cat?

As we get closer I can see it's face - it's a raccoon... poor thing

From the back seat I hear a voice - "Mommy, why is that raccoon sleeping in the middle of the road?"

hmmmm.. what to say? "I guess he's tired honey" this is where mommy quickly changes the subject.

Fast forward to 4:00pm - same road, same kid in the car.

"How come that raccoon is sleeping there all day?"


thekathrynwheel said...

I don't know whether to cry for the racoon or cry with laughter at your children's comments! We live in a rural area and my kids love spotting roadkill ....... bloodthirsty little creatures they are!

Greta Koehl said...

Oh, yeah, we've used "It's just sleeping" ruse before....