Levi: Yes! Can I be naked?
Nate: No, you can put on clothes and come with me, or be naked and stay home.
Levi: What if we went to Uncle Seth’s and were all naked together?]]>
Nate: You have to go poop?
Levi: That’s a praise song.]]>
Levi: Dad, will you tell us a bedtime story?
Nate (exhausted): Ok. I’ll tell you the story of how the tiny Standard & Poor’s rating brought down the giant named AIG
Levi: Oh yeah. This is going to be a good one.]]>
Nate: Eva, it’s 8:30 in the morning!! What are you doing in bed with your blanket?
Eva: I’m testing it to make sure it will work tonight.]]>
I imagine all of his friends are making fun of him - similar to a bad haircut in middle school. They are probably coming up with corny one liners like
“Hey Templeton, are you sticking around after class?”
“Wow, that book must be pretty good. Templeton has been glued to it all afternoon.”
Is it wrong that I’m taking such delight in the misfortune of a rodent?]]>
Gabe: Ahead of schedule!!]]>
Clearly, the rat is attracted to the food in the chicken coop. The rabbits are messy eaters, so they spray their pellets on the ground at night. The chickens get table scraps, so there is often a watermelon rind or something on the ground that a rat would consider good eating.
Now, on a real farm, I’d have an old tomcat that lived in the barn, a rat snake or two living in the corn crib, and we’d have no rat problems at all. But, here in the city, I can’t just let a cat run free around the neighborhood. So, we’re stuck with traps, and so far our own “Templeton” has proven impossible to catch. Home Depot sells some live traps that I’m tempted to try - I’ll let you know how it goes.]]>
My favorite part is the obviously panicked squirrel clinging to the side of the cage. The kids were pretty disappointed when I told them we weren’t going to skin and eat the squirrel. Maybe next time.]]>