I had to get on here and write this story before I forget!
Chris and I had just gotten the kids tucked in and were laying on the couch. Do you do that? For about 15 minutes every night I just sit and do nothing. It’s like I have to just BREATHE after the kids are down and before I start working.
Anyway, we were vegging when Gray comes running down and tells us he saw a lion climb under my car (his bed is by a huge window looking out at our front yard). We smiled at each other and let him tell us the whole story. Three year old stories are the best!
“Dere was a lion timbing unter your tar and den anuder one was on dah tree.”
“Gray, was it a big lion?” Chris asked.
“No, but it was short but it was big but it was NOT a baby and it timbed under your tar Mommy! It had a stwiped tail so it was a lion and it was big!”
Then Parker came down and Gray repeated the whole story (it was a lot longer and more drawn out then I’m writing) to her and Chris let them open the front door because he desperately wanted to show her. I went to get my water cup and when I came back they were outside in the driveway. I yelled at them to come inside because they were clean but Parker said they were “watching them”.
“Parker, is there actually an animal outside?”
“YES! Two of dem Mommy! On da trash tans!”
I rushed them inside, ran to the back door with Chris at our heels and sure enough there were THREE racoons on our deck and trash cans!
This morning I had to leave at 6:15am for a session and when I turned my car lights on I saw the racoons on our trash cans (first time we’ve seen them) so I ran inside to tell Chris. When I got home two hours later Chris and Kevin (our friend) were outside with shovels… I asked them what they were doing (assuming Kev hadn’t come over for yard work!) and Kevin starts cracking up that it’s wild kingdom over here. I guess Chris went to throw something away outside and found all three racoons in one of our big trash cans! Kevin came over to help him get them out! HA! Chris was totally freaked out!
So now they are back. And C is coming up with a plan to get rid of the coons! And the moles, we are overrun with moles!
It was just hysterical to us that of course we didn’t believe Gray’s lion story but the entire time he was telling the truth! Just proves the poor third kid doesn’t only not know his ABC’s yet but he obviously needs to work on his animal recognition too! HA!
Thanks for being the neighborhood watch Gray!