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Thursday, June 23, 2011


Maybe reading Mr. Popper's Penguins AND watching the movie was a little too much for my girls. Today I found them making nests and playing "penguin." They even froze water in cups in the freezer to make themselves feel more at home in their nests.

In the absence of snow and rocks, their nests were made of flowers pulled from my bushes and various plants around the house. It's a good thing I'm not all that into gardening and landscaping or this could have been cause for a maternal conniption. At our house, however, creativity trumps greenery mutilation every time. As Tony Campolo was famous for saying, "It'll grow back." Yes, it will. And if it doesn't, it will just join the many other plants and shrubs which found their demise at the King home.

We did make certain we cleaned up as much of the evidence as we could before Mr. Popper returned home; he's not as fond of creative nest-making as the Mrs.

1 comment:

  1. So THAT's what all the greenery was on the sidewalk this morning...