The other night I was giving Coop a bath, teaching him all about the wonders of splishing and splashing and making a great big grand old mess of the floor.
“This is a duck. Can you say duck? Quack, quack…Hey, has Cooper ever seen a duck?”
“Hm, no. Probably not.”
And so a plan was set in motion. The only ducks he has ever seen were the plastic ones floating around in his bathtub. And this just would not do. A whole 10 months of living and there are so many things to show him. He still doesn’t know the beach exists either. Or pumpkins. But first, ducks!
and were off to find a few feathered friends.
We were all pretty excited. I’ve been looking forward to doing things with this boy since the day I found out he was to be and who doesn’t love feeding ducks? It’s just good for your soul, watching those little guys gulp down one-day-away-from-moldy bread with such enthusiasm and that waddle? Get outta town.
We did find a ton of these guys though:
It looks like just a couple friendly birds grabbing a bite to eat, right? Yeah, it started out that way. But after we tossed out a few pieces I looked up and they were literally flying in from all directions. And it went from 5 to 25 in less time than this mama bird is comfortable with.
After they got what they wanted and we were out of bread they all just left. I can’t lie, I sorta felt used. I thought we had a connection here guys!
We kept walking and found this group of (I’d love to say kids, but who are we kidding here) grown adults making some kind of pirate movie. One guys has his hands tied behind his back and there’s a treasure chest. And there was a guy dressed as Wario (you know, the evil Mario) walking around. I’d be interested to see where he fits into the whole thing. Cooper thought this was SO BORRINGGGG and promptly fell asleep: So we went home, where he took ANOTHER NAP. #winning We finished off the night with an impromptu ride in the wagon (testing out the waters for Halloween) and again, great success! I am constantly impressed with how well-behaved and go-with-the-flow this kid is. He definitely didn’t get that from me.
So, it looks like we’re still on the hunt for ducks and that’s just fine by me.