Saturday, April 23, 2011

In Honor of Easter... A Tale of Bunny Baby Brother

Before Ziggy was born, I told his sisters (then ages three and five) that they could pick out something for him to wear home from the hospital, and maybe also a blanket for him to sleep with... and, sure, maybe a toy or stuffed animal, too. 
My two daughters, who are usually willing to argue over anything at anytime, proceeded to have a quite pleasant conversation indicating that they were both clearly on the same page about what to get for their new baby brother:
Kay: Let's get him a bunny outfit!

Magpie: Yeah, and a hat with bunny ears!
Kay: In brown! So he'll look like Cottontail! (Cottontail is the name of the wild bunny who lives in our yard.)

Magpie: And then we'll leave the baby on the porch, or maybe the yard if it isn't raining, and we'll put a tail on his bunny outfit...

Kay: Will the outfit have a tail?

Magpie: ...and then Cottontail will follow the baby inside the house!

Two years later, I still tease the girls about how they wanted to dress their baby brother up as rabbit-bait.

And two years later, the girls are still mad at me that Baby Ziggy wasn't used to lure that bunny.

7 comments:

skramly said...

At least Kelly and Molly are on the same page.

Elizabeth said...

This is the most hilarious thing I've read in a long time. Your family cracks me up. CALL ME! I want to talk to you before Phillie comes along!

mutterschwester said...

Bunny bait. That is so cute.

Jill said...

Clever little things girls are.

I'm Jennifer. said...

Love the dialogue/thought process between your two co-conspirators. Very cute!
My sis in CT has a large cage o' bunnies that seem to keep multiplying so if you ever want a pet bunny...
;)

Mommy Shorts said...

The sad thing is I bet it would have been very easy to find a rabbit bait outfit for your baby. Doesn't it seem like every newborn outfit/hat has animal ears on it?

Ourfamilyworld said...

At least they agreed!! Thank you for stopping by our blog. Have a great evening

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