Creed found a paper skeleton body with a photo of Charlotte for the face that she’d made for science. She overheard him talking to himself.
“This is Creed. This is not Charlotte. Tell me why I’m wrong.”
Even more than I want to know what on earth was going through his head, I want to know what conversation he heard that sparked that phrase to begin with. I have so many questions and no one is giving me answers.
Kids from big families group together, let me tell you. They know I’ll never find out unless someone knows and snitches.
Lately the two little boys band together. “Come on, Lach, let’s…” is a common phrase. Lachlan follows along until he’s had enough – and then he’s adamantly his own person. It’s a pretty fun dynamic to watch. I’ve never had boys so close in age. The messes they make are impressive. Lachlan has taken a strong liking to the tractors belonging to Creed, particularly a 4” John Deere fertilizer spreader. Creed will hand it over without question when Lach asks. No one else gets such special treatment! Lach rules this roost, among the kids at least!
Creed got a hammock for his birthday from a couple of his sisters. He’s slept out in the trees with his siblings almost every night since. This morning I was greeted with a “Creed cut the hammock with a pair of pliers.” I’m still confused on the details, but he quickly informed me that I just need to sew it. Pronto. Because he needed it for tonight. His brand new hammock is going to have to sport a nice patch.
We can’t have nice things. He slept in his bed for the night. I’m inclined to let him be without for a day or three before I bail him out. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll learn to leave things alone that aren’t his.
I’m not holding my breath. He’s heard that a time or fifty.
Charlotte Moore says
I know you have said, Never a dull moment, and it seems that is so very true. How funny they stick together and do not tell who did what. Ha!! They are really brave to be sleeping outside. NO WAY I could do that. They know you are the mom that can fix anything. Especially if it can be sewn.
Just how long did you make that poor boy wait before fixing his hammock? That one is short on patience and knows you can fix anything. 🙂 Good thing you are multi talented and can definitely fix anything. Hopefully he will not repeat his prior action, although the jury is out on that one!!
He was without it one night before I fixed it. I decided when I sewed it that it smelled way too much like dog slobber, and when I found out no one actually saw Creed cut it, then further questioning Creed… I don’t think he did it. Pretty sure a dog got ahold of it. It was way to jagged to have been cut. Regardless, It’s fixed now, and patched with fabric from his pillow I made for him. He enjoyed that fact thoroughly. They match now!