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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: Duck, Duck, No Goose



The animal kingdom gives you incredible insight into the human world.

Went to the park the other day, and encountered this busy little lady...



Funny that all the other ducks were lounging around on the beach, napping, swimming, sunbathing, you know, fun stuff.

She was running around behind her little brood like a crazy person duck.

Lots of honking, quacking, and feather ruffling.

Pushing, nudging, and corralling.

She never took a moment to nap, or fish, or catch some rays.

Even when those people who blatantly ignore the "Don't Feed the Ducks" signs started with their old bread throwing, she avoided the fray like the plague.

But, you know she wanted some bread.

Just like, I wanted to head over to Starbucks that morning.

But, in order to avoid the line, and the wait, and the calories, and the kid knocking over the towering display of reusable coffee cups, we went to the park for a walk, and a swing instead.

And we met our duck family and realized that there is no rest for the pushed-to-the-limit-can-I-get-a-snack-mom-of-many weary.

While dad duck is off doing his own thing (in this case, possibly checking out some tail feathers), mom is holding down the perpetually moving, never tiring, curious as can be, fort.



Fun, but exhausting, you know?

23 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Funny and cute.....and so true!

Hootin' Anni said...

Cute....and not only sweet photos of the feathered kind, but those striped tights are simply adorable!!!!

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Tsquared417 said...

What an insightful post! I often think the same thing when I see the gorillas at the zoo. :)

Elle said...

Great pics! Mother ducks are busy just like us.

Shannon said...

FABULOUS analogy! :)

TKW said...

I adore your photos and your perspective. That toddler butt is just too cute.

Cascia said...

Cool photos!

mommy4life said...

Absolutely and totally true! Stopped by from SITS

Sweet Annabelle said...

Too true! Cute photos!

Alicia said...

Oh so true! I love the pictures! Especially of your little guy...too cute! Oh, and rest? I'm not sure what that word means...maybe it's the 4 hours of sleep I managed to snag that's blurring my memory.

Sue said...

Cool shots. I love baby ducks. Happy WW!

Mira said...

Imagine herding your kids without words and punishments and bribery. Must be tough being a duck. And where the heck is daddy duck? Clearly off making more duck babies. Bad daddy. Funny post!

KnitterMama said...

Oh you really hit a sore spot here! Brian has been gone for three days and we have 2 more to go...

McClure Family said...

SO TRUE! i love your post!! great pics too! i love me some fluffy bums!!

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Brenda said...

I love duck families!

Just Another Hofeling said...

Love how it went from the ducks to the hind end of your child. lol,I love the leggings, too cute.

I always enjoy reading your posts,not only are they funny and well written but too true.

Shari@aPsychMommy said...

LOL--I think my DH is a goose too! He's off to head out of town for a bachelor's party leaving me with our little duckling to take care of by myself. . .

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

So cute!!! Lovin' those baby leggs! And I applaud that duck mamma--she's one quack!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Love the photos and your synopsis...priceless! Even more so is that adorable baby butt and the striped leggings! :)

Happy WW! :)

ck said...

Next coffee's on me. I know how it feels to have to leave that place without a hot cup in-hand.

faemom said...

No rest for the weary.

bluecottonmemory said...

I love this! Great thoughts, great pictures, and great leggings! Stopped by from SITS

Equidae said...

lovely photos I love nature with all its glory :)
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