Monday, September 22, 2008

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Since the weather has been so nice, we have been taking advantage of it after naptime to go in the backyard and play.

Often there is a rabbit nibbling on our grass or shading himself under JD's sandbox table. We always use this opportunity to talk about bunny rabbits and how they hippity-hop, etc.

The other cool thing we have in our backyard is a pile of unused paver stone rocks from our earlier patio project. JD loves the rock pile and goes over there to collect rocks and bringing them to his picnic table to line up. Sometimes he just digs through them to find just the right one.

Today was no exception. He was hard at work collecting rocks and putting them on the table, while I sat on the porch to watch him. I noticed that he was sifting through the grass to gather small rocks too. Since we have smaller pebbles between the paver stones, there are a bunch of these little rocks all over the place.

He worked on this for a good 15 minutes and pointed to the table and said "Rock." So I went over to examine his industriousness and give him a pat on the back.

Instead, I found, very carefully sorted out and lined up, lots and lots of rabbit poop, which coincidentally are pebble sized. Imagine my son's surprise when I swept off his handiwork back into the grass and pulled him inside for a massive hand scrubbing. I know a picture would have been good for the blog, but I was too grossed out.

I think his feelings were a bit hurt by my abrupt response because he cried a bit as we went back inside. After the hand scrubbing with the anti-bacterial soap, he cheered up over some fruit and a few animal crackers.

And I explained to him the difference between nice rocks and yucky rocks.


Heather said...

That is too funny!! I would have been surprised as well.

Stormy said...

Thanks for sharing, that is too funny!@!!!

Rachel said...

Ha! That's hilarious!

The Laird's said...

haha, love it!

Lindsay said...

Now you are a real parent! :) That is so funny.

Dara said...

hahaha!!! That is great! A picture would have been awesome!