Monday, September 28, 2009

I'll Never Let You Go, Jack!

Ok, I heard that quote come innocently from Bug's (formerly known as DS3) lips today on a little "Mother/Son" walk we took this afternoon.

He has never seen the movie and it took all the strength I could muster to not laugh when he uttered those very words.

What on earth would possess Bug to utter those words?

I am so glad you asked or the story would end here and it wouldn't be all that funny now would it?

Bug found a ladybug and every ladybug Bug meets is a boy; he called this ladybug Jack. (Does anyone else sense the foreshadowing here?)

Blogger peeps, meet Jack. Blogger peeps notice how much love for this little insect my son all ready has.

Jack blew off Bug's hand and onto the sidewalk. Ever. so. gently Bug picked Jack off the sidewalk and placed him back in the safety of his care.

He then softly whispered, "I'll never let you go, Jack."

We got Jack safely to our house and he fell off Bug's hand into the tall grass by the fence; we dug around a bit and found him again, and off we were to put him in the plants beside the house (because this would mean that Jack would stay with us forever and ever).

One last time Jack fell from Bug's hand on their way to his new home and that, my friends, is when the tragedy occurred.





I am not even kidding!

He was heartbroken! Seriously heartbroken! From behind me came a sad,distraught even, voice that was very, very small as it said, "Mama, I stepped on Jack."

Sure enough.




R.I.P little buddy; I told Bug you would know it was just an accident so if you are holding a grudge, let's keep it on the downlow, ok?

P.S. I don't think we should be naming any more pets Jack. Nothing against the name; it just seems Jack's don't do very well in the environment we have going on here.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! So sad...but it reminds me of a story of one of my students-- he kissed a worm a few days ago. Oh, these boys ;)