Today I fell in love with the cutest little bird I’ve ever seen. I am GUSHING with an overwhelming sense of happiness brought on by the cutesies! But I’m getting ahead of myself…I started this day out feeling exhausted and emotional. Oliver woke up really early and I kept thinking, “I need light therapy. I need to get out the sun lamp.”
Then I got Finn’s preschool “report card” and those things always make me cry. To the point of laughing because it’s just so dumb how incredibly and acutely we mothers care about the tiniest details of our children’s development.
He doesn’t know the oval, or the color grey? How have I failed him as a mother?!?! Also he is still developing in his listening and obeying skills :/ (I could have told them that!) But Beau sweetly laughed at my tears and reminded me of the obvious: He’s fine.
His preschool teacher said to me as I dropped him off, “I was thinking of you the other night. I woke up and was led to pray for you.”
Finn must be really difficult! No, just kidding. It probably has more to do with the fact that I have a one year old with a clubfoot and am going to pop out a newborn any day. Anyway. I said to myself as I cried at a stoplight, “I need an adventure! Oliver and I are going OUT today!”
And the best I could come up with was the pet store. Ha!
But it was JUST what we needed.
First of all…
may I introduce to you
the CORDON BLEU FINCH!!
They have rosy cheeks. THEY HAVE ROSY CHEEKS! They look like little anime birds or something. The prettiest shade of blue and soft grey with little round dolly red cheeks! I could die. I COULD DIE! It also didn’t help that they are selling bird cages in fun pagoda patterns in AQUA. STOP IT. They also had the prettiest bright orange chubby canary. Wouldn’t that be adorable in that aqua cage? Have I ever mentioned how I’m not allowed to get a bird because Beau believes it’s wrong to cage winged creatures? Sigh.
Then…Hamsters sleeping in a melt your heart little huddle. If I had a hamster or a mouse I would name him Gus Gus. But they still weren’t as cute as the tiny sleeping bunnies we saw at the farm. A picture of a cute bunny is necessary at this point:
AAAAND…last but not least, a WOLF! Okay…the owner said that he was half German shepherd and half husky. But I have looked at that combination online and it looks nothing like what I saw. What I saw looked like canis lupus, the grey wolf. This thing came up to my elbow. You could ride it. It was so friendly, a little mangled but soft, and had pretty blue eyes. I said, “that looks like a WOLF!” and the owner smiled really big.And then as we followed that beautiful beast into the parking lot…the sun came out. Happy HAPPY day!
Can I just say that every exciting animal we saw was amplified by the squirmy delighted little boy I had with me? He loves animals and wanted to point out and know the names of every one. I could have only looked at him the whole time and been just as happy. He is so precious to me.
It’s all just too much, isn’t it?
Now prepare yourself to be so delighted and laugh until you cry and start coughing. Especially if you love Kristen Bell (a la Veronica Mars) as much as I do. Watch this: