Kid: "I didn't know you were out there." "Is it raining?" he asks as I'm standing there soaking wet, dripping water on the floor.
Me: No response - just the look only a mother can give when a totally ridiculous question like that is asked.
Eldest: "She was out putting up the temporary electric fence."
Kid: "Why were you out in the rain doing that?"
Me: "Because the animals are hungry and they need to eat. Sometimes we have to do things we don't want to so they're taken care of properly. Besides, I've earned myself a trip to Coldstone Creamery later for some ice cream...in a waffle cone."
Eldest: "Uh-oh! Why not us, too?"
Me: "Because you weren't out there in the rain with me doing the job and you knew I was out there doing it. You guys could have all gone out to help and it would have been done sooner."
Kid: "Anything else have to be done out there still?"
Me: "Always. How about fill the trough and get Potsy back in the yard? Eldest, you get those garbage cans in." "Hey Young'un, get yourself outside and let those turkeys and ducks out. If everyone pulls their weight we'll all go get ice cream later."
I just love it when life on our little farm teaches a valuable lesson...especially when ice cream is involved! Smiling & Waving, Sharon