Meet Smartie and Gummy, my kids' newest pets...
Have I told you guys how much I love having my mom live so close by? She takes the kids to swimming lessons, she cooks dinner for us a couple times a week, and really, she spoils us all rotten. She is the best mom and grandma ever, and she scored big points when she let Bryce pick out a couple of hamsters from the pet store this past weekend.
She came over for lunch on Sunday and then was trying to convince Bryce to go run some errands with her. I heard her talking to him about going to the pet store and then I heard him say "I can get my hamster?" WHAT!?!? I looked at Bryce and said "oh no, we can't have hamsters here."
Lo and behold, Bryce and Mama came back from their shopping trip and he had the biggest smile on his face. "Look at what I got!" Sure enough, there were two little rodents jumping around in a cardboard box. Greeeaaat.
The hamsters were transferred to their cage and the kids had fun watching them run in the wheel and bury themselves in the fluffy bedding. They took turns petting the little critters while they crawled around on Brian's hand. I still haven't touched them.
We decided to name the hamsters after the kids' favorite candies. Bryce claimed the dark hamster as his, so her name is Smartie. Rylie named the lighter hamster Gummy. Hopefully my mom's dogs don't actually think they are candy!
Yes, I said my mom's dogs. Because that is where the hamsters will be residing. I have enough trouble feeding the mouths in our house as it is...I don't need any more living creatures to take care of! The kids are with my mom every afternoon and here and there on the weekends, so they can play with their little rats whenever they want to.
When my brother and I were kids, we had all kids of pets - hamsters, gerbils, Guinea pigs, rabbits, and even a big ole frog who ate mice. I never really understood why my dad didn't want us bringing anything else home, but now I get it. Good thing my kids have their Mama!
Just so you know...I really don't hate the
What about you? Do you have little creatures in your house?