Now often do you see this? A squirrel on a vase.. Hey little critter! Howya doing, there, pard?
So, how did you get up there? And why are you sitting so still? Could it be that...
you were found "freshly wounded" on the side of the road and carefully transported with gloved hand and plastic baggy back home to the deck?
In other words, are you dead?And then you were fancifully arranged with a decorative pine bough in a vase by a very weird hedgehog with an insatiable sense of humor? --who is expecting house guests in 18 minutes.
And the moment they glance out the window, they will immediately be overcome with some sort of reaction, which we are hoping to get on film. In the meantime, our family and our friend, Ryan, sit reading, studying, blogging, Bible studying, etc. waiting nonchalantly for the guests to arrive.
What I am wondering is who is going to win the theatrical award for the best "faking it" over the WOW factor of the squirrel posed (indefinitely) on the vase. Are you sitting on the edge of your seats like I am?
Phone just rang. Sure! They are going to be 22 minutes late. 22 minutes! Can you believe it?
My kids think I will NOT be able to pull it off, and they are right. But Oh, the fun of it.
And if you officially are not completely grossed out and overwhelmed at the thought of the hedgehog mommy carrying this dead animal all the way back to her house, I would like to console you Charlotte Mason purists that we dutifully drew it in our Nature Journals.
So, it was not only weird, it was educational. Except it was just Emily and I who were drawing dead squirrels in the journal. The rest of them were practicing French with Ryan at the table, who spent a few months in France. He ended up developing a really good French accent and a taste for fois gras.
And now he has the privilege of hanging out with the family of a dead animal collector and arranger.
Decorating with Dead Animals, a Youtube classic.
Dare to Decorate with roadkill, a best seller in the Home and Garden series.
My Classy Mother, by four disgruntled teenagers.
I think I'll quit while I'm ahead. When are those guests going to arrive?? I'll post up if anything exciting happens, OK?
This is what is making my home sing with Moms the Word.