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A few days ago I took the boys to the pet store. I wasn't planning on buying anything. Just trying to waste some time while we were having our open house. It is always fun to look at cute, cuddly, little animals so I thought it would be a good idea.
Maybe not so much. The boys wanted one of everything that they saw. The mice, the gerbils, the guinea pigs, the rabbit, the frogs, the birds, and the fish all seemed like perfect pets to them. They begged and pleaded with me, told me how fun it would be, and promised they would take good care of their pets. Being an animal lover myself it is always hard to say no and walk out of the pet store empty handed. The baby guinea pigs were so cute I almost gave in. But seeing how we are in the middle of trying to sell our home I was able to stand my ground. Until yesterday.
When the boys woke up from their nap they had a surprise waiting for them. Not only had grandma stopped in for a visit, but she had brought a little gift for them as well. I may have let it slip to grandma how much the boys wanted little critters to take care of and she just couldn't disappoint. Grandma had brought each of the boys their very own little mouse. And I must admit they were adorable. And the boys were beyond thrilled.
To be honest I was thrilled too. I used to have tons of little critters growing up. I had mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, dogs, cats, ducks, chickens (and we lived in the city!), turtles, frogs and fish, and I loved every minute of it. So, I was pretty happy for my little guys and their mice. Especially since the mice were fake. That part made me really happy. The mice were actually just little cat toys, but they looked very real. Grandma is a smart lady who knows how to please both the boys and me at the same time.
The boys squealed and jumped up and down, clutching their new pets in their sweaty little mitts, and thanked grandma at least a zillion times. Those little mice managed to keep the boys busy the rest of the evening. The boys zoomed them in their trucks. They carried them in their pockets. They even read them books.
And right before bed the boys and I took stacking cups and cotton and made cozy little beds for their mice so they would be warm and snuggly all night long. We piled on "the big bed", stacking cups in hand, and read Halloween books with the mice safely tucked into their new homes.
It was a great night.