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
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?