Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling great. In fact, I hadn’t been feeling great since Monday. I had been managing to plow through, but yesterday, I asked my Husband to get home from work early since I just needed to SLEEP. A lot. And sleeping is rather difficult with a toddler.
My Husband did come home. He took excellent care of Mac. He took care of dishes and toys and even went to the grocery.
But when Moms “take a day off” – even with stellar help – stuff starts piling up. And pile up it has: laundry, cleaning, some of the groceries are still all over the kitchen counter. . .
I’m playing catch up this morning, at least. But I didn’t want to leave you hanging so here’s something that makes me giggle that will hopefully make you smile too:
Mac gets Ranger Rick Jr. magazine. It’s clearly not marketed to his 22-month old demographic, but my nephew was selling magazines and I felt like I had to purchase something. So I Ranger Rick Jr. it was.
The magazine is full of vivid photos of interesting animals. Often the photos include a brief blurb about what makes the animal unique. Mac really loves looking at this pictures and we work on learning their names. A few days after the magazine arrives, he’s typically able to accurately identify the animals.
(Which leads me to a suggestion for Ranger Rick: KNOCK IT OFF WITH THE ZEBRAS ALREADY! There are zebras in EVERY issue. We get it, kids must like zebras. . .but I’m way over them. How ’bout a manatee or a Capybara next month? Switch it up a little?)
Anyway, this month’s magazine arrived about a week ago and contained a feature on “Weird Skin.” It’s like the dermatological nightmare of the animal world. There in graphic glory are caribou shedding disgusting antler “skin,” and magnificent frigatebirds with their lusty red throat pouches all puffed off (although the caption indicates they are just “showing off”). There’s an admittedly adorable armadillo. And a couple of freakish frogs. . .
This is apparently a THORNY DEVIL.
Except my son doesn’t really have the hang of properly enunciating the “T” sound yet. . .
So thanks to Ranger Rick, he’s running around screaming “HORNY DEVIL.”
I try so hard. . .why do I try so hard?!