I know the operative word in that title is HAD but, let me tell the story first and you'll understand why I put that in the title.
Abbie and Kaden were playing with their stuffed animals in Abbie's room (Isaac is at school already). Abbie comes into the kitchen while I am doing dishes and asks me to come look at her new pet.
I think that this is one of the stuffed animals or that she has made a little zoo. "Cute" I think as she holds my hand as we walk down the hallway to her room. We enter and she excitedly says,"Look, my new pet!"
I look on her bed and see a grasshopper. Yep, a grasshopper!
I ask her where she got it.
She says that she picked it up yesterday in the yard and that it slept with her in her bed last night.
I know I can't keep this to myself and tell Reed to come see "Our new pet!!"
Reed was going to work later in the day so he was home for this funny event.
Abbie shows Reed the grass hopper that she has now picked up and has in her hand. Reed tells her it needs it's own home...not her bed and they pick out a canning jar to make it's home.
Reed tells her she needs to name her pet and she decides on "JellyBean"!!
Appropriate for a jumping pet. I still can't get over that she slept with her new pet...I can only imagine!!
So, Abbie and Kaden carry their pet everywhere with them during the morning. Then suddenly we hear frantic calls coming from the bedroom. Reed and I go to investigate and the pet is missing!!!We look around and find a half dead grasshopper.
The grasshopper...oops! Jellybean then lasts only twenty minutes more before we have a funeral. Abbie did the honors of putting jellybean down the toilet.
Well, I guess it was a fun new pet.....even if it only lasted a few hours. I guess we shouldn't get anymore grasshopper pets....we can keep turtles for years but, grasshoppers only hours. Abbie definetely takes after her dad in her love for animals!! Too cute!!