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? :)



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

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

  4. 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! :-)

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

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

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