Wednesday, July 16, 2014

duck tales, episode 3

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Wobble is three weeks old today. For real. Three weeks ago he was small enough to fit in an egg. Two things I kept hearing over and over about ducklings: 1. they grow FAST. and 2. they make a MESS. Both are very true. It took about two weeks for Wobble to really put on a growth spurt but in the past few days he seems to get bigger by the hour. No joke. Also, my delusions about how easy he was to care for as a little duckling have been massively dashed. He spends most of his time flinging water and food all over his box. We call it his nose art.

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Daily baths are a necessity. He is now old enough for me to leave him unsupervised for short periods of time. This used to be a huge deal because the minute I’d walk out of his line of sight he would make a LOUD chirping sound, sort of like a fire alarm, until I returned. Someone always had to sit next to the tub during bath time and keep him company so we wouldn’t have to listen to the wailing.

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Lately he’s been much less upset about being left alone. I think we’ve entered the “teenager” stage.

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Wobble went with us to the lake last Friday. We were not about to risk repeating the “loose duck in the house” incident.

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Thus far he has never jumped into the water at home of his own accord, so I was a little concerned that he would not willingly swim in the lake. I needn’t have worried. He followed the boys right in.

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He’d much rather be with his peoples than sit on the dock alone.

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Here he is, standing in the spot where his egg was rescued. It kind of boggles my mind when I think about it. We could have easily said “no” and missed out on this amazing experience. I hope I remember this next time I’m on the fence and uncertainty about the unknown makes me lean toward “no”. I need more YES.

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I’m very glad we took a chance and decided to make this a part of our journey.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thanks hon.
Love,
Dad

Anonymous said...

YES, 123 me

Andrea said...

He's so sweet. How are you going to be able to say goodbye?!