11.15.2010

Motherfunk*

*Patrick, at 1-1/2, with his cherubic little face, would screech 'motherfunk' every time he saw a chipmunk in the yard. He would get so excited, I never had the heart to correct him.

An interesting tidbit about chipmunks after they're caught by felines and dragged into the house through the cat door: they hide. They hide exceptionally well, squirrelled away in little cubby holes under the refrigerator or tv, or possibly in a bathroom cabinet, then never try to escape. They seem to be biding their time, waiting to die.

9 comments:

TQ said...

Do you suppose the chipmunks are waiting for numerical superiority to rush the cats en mass and escape in a herd?

nottwittter said...

They're waiting for Alvin, you twat.

Carol Q said...

Chipmunks love to eat. If you put sunflower seeds in a bucket of water with a plank, they will fall in the bucket. Of course, the cats would have to be out of the house so the chipmunk can venture out. Some people used peanut butter on a mouse trap, but I think yours may be too big. The joys of cat doors!

TiffanyBerry said...

"Waiting to die" why did I find that statement so sad? Poor Chipmunk. Maybe you should feed it some milk out of a beer cap???

ColleenQ said...

TQ: so you're saying...I should get more cats?

Monty: I prefer Chip 'n Dale. Who could imagine rodents would be so cute?

Mom: I don't know if drowning them was the solution I was looking for (but I do keep leaving snacks on the floor. Any excuse to buy Nutty Bars, you know!)

Tiffany: it IS sad that they don't even try to get away...maybe they think they're hibernating? In Alabama?!

terri said...

I am so happy that you never corrected him...

...I thought that the singer said "and I can play the gittar like a motherfunkin' riot" for years.

I still do, actually.

Chipmunks in CO are really cute. Just sayin'.

Erin Q. Hartman said...

I love that! Parenting at its best! You are a cool mom colleen! I never corrected any of the crazy stuff that my kids said.. it is what kept the job of parenting all so worth it!

ColleenQ said...

terri: chipmunks here WERE really cute. Just sayin'.

EQ: I learned about "the difficult child" early and made a few adjustments.

DavidShag said...

wait - You mean the kid NEVER came out with this when he was a little older and at the worst possible moment?? You ARE the lucky one. And chipmunks, like rbbits and deer, are so much cuter if you don't have a garden.