A funny tale from a few years back for you this Sunday. If you ask our kids what are our family rules, they will still tell you “You must wear clothes in public (that is a whole other story), and Animal Corpses are NOT toys! Here’s why:
Yesterday, I put a little story from our day on Facebook. Country Boy had managed a freak of nature and managed to kill a rabbit with a rock out in the paddock with Toby. Toby was extremely interested in the dead rabbit, so CB let Toby play with it for the rest of the afternoon. At one stage the kids were fighting over whose turn it was to hold it.
I was horrified, but put it down to the fact that I am soooo not a country girl. CB took the rabbit away before dinner and buried it. Unfortunately though, burying Toby’s new ‘pet’, was not popular. He came out after bed time most upset about the situation, and wasn’t able to understand that the rabbit was dead and needed to go.
|Yes… we even have a photo of Toby with his ‘toy’ – taken by CB!|
Hence I have made a new family rule “No using animal corpses for toys”. Prior to yesterday I was fairly sure that this rule did not need to be stated but you live and learn.
Have your kids ever found “unsuitable” toys??