Our New Pet


A couple of days ago, when I opened the refrigerator, I found this on a shelf:

pet egg

When I took it out and asked my kids what it was, my son proudly said…

“That’s my new pet egg, Mom. I made him a bed. And you have to keep him in the fridge because it’s cold and that’s where he likes to sleep.”

Even though I thought the fly my son caught last week (and put in a Tupperware, and fed grapes because he said it was a fruit fly) topped the pet-adventure list in our house, now I’m re-thinking things.

Because a pet egg, with the yolk still inside, and temperature and sleeping requirements, might be even better.

Or worse.


Don’t you think? :)


28 Comments on Our New Pet

  1. angie
    July 29, 2009 at 4:32 am (8 years ago)

    I think it's brilliant that he wants to keep it in the fridge where it has less chance of breaking, and rotting in the heat. :)

  2. Jennifer
    July 29, 2009 at 5:24 am (8 years ago)

    I adore your son's creativity! Happy WW!

  3. Stephanie
    July 29, 2009 at 7:23 am (8 years ago)

    Very creative.Look on the bright side: no messes to clean up and no food to buy for it (since it IS food…). ;)

  4. blueviolet
    July 29, 2009 at 10:54 am (8 years ago)

    It could be SO much worse. I'm all for it!

  5. Theta Mom
    July 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm (8 years ago)

    I think that's really cute. At least he's wanting to take care of something, that's showing responsibilty, right?! :)

  6. Jessica
    July 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm (8 years ago)

    I think it depends on whether he wants to take it out to play. LOL!

  7. Jackie
    July 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm (8 years ago)

    I agree with Jessica, he just can't take it out to play! But other than that it's a pretty easy pet to take care of… plus it would make me smile eveytime I opened the fridge! :-)

  8. megs @ whadusay
    July 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm (8 years ago)

    hillarious – I could handle a pet egg I think! :)

  9. Casey's trio
    July 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm (8 years ago)

    That is too funny…at least he is a cheap pet!

  10. mom2nji
    July 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Ha ha love it! Reminds of a story I once read where a boy carried around a pet potato, to convince his parents he could handle a puppy.

  11. The Sullivan Sitcom
    July 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm (8 years ago)

    How sweet! Oh, and I love the facial expression of the egg…he/she kinda looks mean! But in reality, I'm sure he/she is a very nice egg!

  12. The Blonde Duck
    July 29, 2009 at 9:02 pm (8 years ago)

    At least he's creative! The fridge is a eggsellent suggestion, I must say!

  13. Kirby3131
    July 30, 2009 at 1:14 am (8 years ago)

    I'm thinking your son is looking for someone or something to take care of. (Goodness, bad grammar) What a hoot, though :) I love it.

  14. Becky
    July 30, 2009 at 3:28 am (8 years ago)

    I wish my kids would pick such wonderful pets;)

  15. Monica
    July 30, 2009 at 3:37 am (8 years ago)

    I love the artistic design on the front!

  16. Mama Mel
    July 30, 2009 at 7:13 am (8 years ago)

    OMG! That is SO funny! LOL! :)Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and entering my first giveaway! Have a great day! :)

  17. Becca
    July 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm (8 years ago)

    That is so hilarious!!!

  18. KellieS
    July 30, 2009 at 11:26 pm (8 years ago)

    It doesn't get much better than that. I wish all pets could be so self-sufficient.

  19. Simply Stork
    July 30, 2009 at 11:41 pm (8 years ago)

    how funny! I too love the face the little egg has :o)cute! have fun with it :o)~simply~

  20. heather
    July 31, 2009 at 3:22 am (8 years ago)

    I think the kid needs a fish or something.

  21. mommy4life
    July 31, 2009 at 4:03 am (8 years ago)

    Maybe he needs a goldfish. Thanks for helping me celebrate my special SITS day.

  22. Dionna
    August 3, 2009 at 12:52 am (8 years ago)

    That's great. That sounds like something my daughter would do. :)


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