No Carcasses in the House, Guys

File this under “Things I Never Thought I’d Have To Actually Verbalize To Our Kids”:

Mia found the crispy-ass carcass of a small turtle in the road while she was walking our dog. She thought I’d like to see it so she picked it up- with her bare hands- and brought it home. Then, while I was cooking dinner, she called me into my bedroom to show me her find which she had carefully placed on my pillow. The very pillow that I lay my head on when I sleep.

While I am always appreciative of the little gifts of flowers, trinkets or rocks that the kids bring me, crunchy-ass road kill is not quite as endearing or precious to me.

It never occurred to me that I needed to ask our children to please not bring me dead animals as gifts…but if they just HAVE to, please do not bring it INTO the house. But if they HAVE to bring it into the house, please do not bring it into my room. Or on my bed. Or, even more specifically, on my pillow.

My reaction to the turtle body made Mia cry so I think everyone is pretty clear on the ‘no-dead-animals- as-gifts’ rule now.
Photo: File this under “Things I Never Thought I’d Have To Actually Verbalize To Our Kids”:

This is the crispy carcass of a small turtle. Mia found it in the road while she was walking our dog. She thought I’d like to see it so she picked it up- with her bare hands- and brought it home. Then, while I was cooking dinner, she called me into my bedroom to show me her find which she had carefully placed on my pillow. The very pillow that I lay my head on when I sleep.

While I am always appreciative of the little gifts of flowers, trinkets or rocks that the kids bring me, crunchy-ass road kill is not quite as endearing or precious to me.

It never occurred to me that I needed to ask our children to please not bring me dead animals as gifts…but if they just HAVE to, please do not bring it INTO the house. But if they HAVE to bring it into the house, please do not bring it into my room. Or on my bed. Or, even more specifically, on my pillow.

My reaction to the turtle body made Mia cry so I think everyone is pretty clear on the ‘no-dead-animals- as-gifts’ rule now.

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