I went to bed one night without ducks. The next morning I woke up and there were ducks.
Why do we have ducks? I have no idea why we have ducks.
The boy seems to like them so that’s a plus I guess.
I seem to recall asking The Husband to hold off on any more lifestock for a little while.
Yet somehow . . .
. . . we now have ducks.
My reasoning for not wanting ducks is three fold.
One. It’s something else to take care of. Our friends down the way bought a hobby farm, bought a bunch of animals, sold off all the animals, and then sold the hobby farm. Why? It took too much time to take care of all the animals. They have two small kids too so I can relate to the feeling.
Two. It’s something else to take Mike’s attention away. I know this sounds suspiciously like number one, but it’s a little different. Mike is now going to build the ducks a house. I’d really like him to take the evening fussy shift with the baby instead. He says he can do both, but I don’t know. There are six baby ducks and only one baby human so the odds are in the ducks favor. This brings me to point three.
Three. Ducks cost money. Money I’d rather spend on a completely frivolous, just for fun circular fisheye camera lens. Sure, Mike wrangled a deal and got the ducks themselves for free, but there’s that whole house issue. How much does a duck house cost? We’re not planning on adding central air or anything but still. Mike originally said it would be $65. After hitting up the lumber yard he said $120. The final receipt said $165. And in a separate trip to Lowe’s he snuck in some metal brackets. Plus we need stain. The ducks’ house has to match the chickens’ house which in turn matches our house.
Much like Princess Vespa’s luggage, it’s all gotta match!
In any case, we now have ducks.
At least they’re cute.
And the boy really likes them so they still have that going for them.
Also, I must confess I have picked a favorite.
I think he or she has nice eyes. I’ve named her One of Six.
Soooo, yup. We now have ducks.
I still don’t have a circular fisheye camera lens though.
Question of the Day: Who thinks I should have a new fun circular fisheye camera lens??