At the city fair last month, we took the kids to the ‘petting zoo’ in the Little Red Barn. Bunnies, goats and ducks ran amok and the kids were in heaven at the chance to be so close to all these adorable animals.
That is, until one duck ran straight toward Katie and nipped at her face.
Are your kids just like Mommy?
It’s actually a good thing my little one has fast reflexes and shut her eye, or that bite would be on her eyeball and not her eyelid.
Fast forward to this week: While taking a walk down at the ponds, we passed by a group of ducks. Katie immediately ran to me, pushed me aside and said, “no Mom – bad ducks bite me”. It made me realize that at the very same ponds, when I was young – I was bitten on the knee by a swan. I was terrified of swans for the longest time after that. And, I still recall that day vividly.
So, I think Katie may be scarred for life – possibly literally. Just like Mommy.