Just some random tidbits from our week:
1. The “Wednesday Weirdness” title refers to the fact that I decided to take Cooper to historic Fort Snelling yesterday to do some hiking along the river. I’ve always wanted to be more into hiking and Coops has lots of energy to burn, so I figured he’d be the perfect hiking companion. We drove over there, began our hike, and were not 200 yards into our “hiking morning” when this crazed wild turkey jumps from the weeds onto the middle of our trail and starts gobbling at us like crazy! I freak out and step backwards, but try not to scare Cooper so I tell him it’s saying “hi”. Yeah…until it lunges at us!! Then I notce that there is a tiny wild turkey in it’s midst. Ahhh…a mommy bird. Not cool. I tell him we have to go back the way we came. As we turn to leave, she leaps back into the weeds where she came from, so I tell him “no…we CAN keep going after all.” No such luck. As we move forward, she reappears, all fluffed up and angrier than ever. Good Lord! So I call my Dad just to verify that we should not, in fact, bother this beast. The conversation goes like this:
Me: Dad…are wild turkeys mean?
D: Well, if you’re talking about the wild turkey I keep in my cupboard…no. That’s actually quite nice.
He proceeds to tell me that I should not advance toward any wild animals that have babies with them. So much for a day of hiking. I did actually think to try to get a picture of the riled up bird, but in accordance with the rest of my morning, my camera battery went dead when I grabbed it from my bag.
2. Many of you know that the road in front of our house is completely demolished by construction right now. At no later than 7:15 in the a.m. this morning, the kind construction workers were banging on my front door telling me to move my car. Nice. Love that.
3. And last…a mommy brag. Cooper got 2 compliments from 2 different moms at the park yesterday (where we ended up since we couldn’t hike!) for being so incredibly polite. Perhaps we’re doing something right?