As I was cleaning out the hall closet, Eryn passed by me to go to the bathroom. When she gets to the bathroom door she screams! "MOMMA, PANDA HAS A BIRD!!!" Panda had jumped through the bathroom window with a snow bird in her mouth. It scared me because she was screaming at the top of her lungs. All at once all the kids start crying and screaming. Panda gets by me with the bird and goes onto Eli's room with it. I close the door and run next door to get some backup, Marty!
Marty comes to the rescue and gets the little bird away from Panda. He wraps it up in a washrag so the kids can see it. The kids got to get an up close look at the cute little bird, but unfortunately it died when Marty went to take it back outside. So we let Panda have her spoil, outside that is! Not in my house!
|The little snow bird|
Once the kids realized that the bird died, the waterworks really began to flow! I felt really bad for them. We took this as an opportunity to explain that everything dies at one point. And that The Lord made the birds for us to look at and also as food for other animals. Once they realized that Panda wasn't being mean, that she was just being a cat, they calmed down.
WHEW! What a day!