Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hay is for Horses

So as we pulled into the driveway, D1 spied the bale of straw I just bought sitting next to the garage. It's for my slacker garden. The garden that will become the garden of neglect by the end of the summer - a tradition two years in the making. Anyways, D1 asks "why do we have hay". And as a responsible Mother I reply "hay is for horses". I mean, what else was I going to say? But I couldn't stop there. I told her "we bought a horse. It's sleeping in your room. I'm not sure where you will sleep tonight". In the half second of forethought before I made this statement I figured she would whine that she wanted her bed, and I would simply tell her that I was joking. But she didn't whine, she got excited. Started talking about feeding it apples,sharing her bed with it and going for rides on it. I could have stopped there, but I didn't, I went with it. As we walked into the house, she nearly knocked me over trying to get upstairs. I braced myself for the tears. Instead, she yelled down "Mom, I can't find her!, Where is she!" I told her to look in my room "She's not there, Mom!" So I went upstairs and said to my dear D1 "now silly, do you really think Mommy put a horse in your room?" And her reply? "Oh yeah, right. It's in the yard?"

5 comments:

Jiff said...

LOL. You just opened a HUGE can of worms. Good luck with that! lol

Ivy said...

You know you're in for some trouble now.

Dumblond said...

Whoopsie!
Hope this doesn't backfire too bad...

Jenny Henny said...

As a follow up:

she carried around a cinderella washcloth all day yesterday and said she was pretending it was her horse. ? But by the time Daddy got home, she wasn't talking about it anymore.
deep sigh of relief....

Valerie said...

That is so funny!! She really ran with that idea!

While we were on vacation, Emily saw horse poop for the first time. I explained briefly that:

large animal = large poop

Then she wanted to know how big dinosaur poop was. (!)