wings and things

A bird in the bush is worth two in the hand

on February 21, 2013

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Have you ever had a tug of war with your child over a piece of plastic?
Have you ever stopped your child from munching the remnants of a Morteined cockroach?
Has your child ever bitten you hard on the finger in a fit of temper?
Has your child ever smashed your nose with his when you try to put him to bed?
Have you ever had a child who likes to bite his toenails?
Have you ever had a child who refuses the food you lovingly prepare?
Have you ever had a child that prefers rolling around in the dirt to anything else?

If so, you probably have a baby peacock on your hands!

Note: Gutsy9 is a typical adolescent, which is great because he is getting his independence.

33 responses to “A bird in the bush is worth two in the hand

  1. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Oh the pains and joys of watching our little ones grow and mature. Mama Julie, I am sure Gutsy appreciates the lessons and the moments he has shared with you. Take care, Bill

  2. A teenage peacock sounds about the same as a teenage Jack Russell or perhaps they are still toddlers because aren’t teenagers just like toddlers only bigger?

  3. (smiling) You’re such a good mom! At first I wondered if you were talking about Ming, that is until you got to the biting one’s own toenails!

  4. bulldog says:

    I’m saying yes to all your questions and that was about my kids… lol… love the photo of him on your shoulder….

  5. shoreacres says:

    My gosh – it does sound rather like raising a child, including the cockroaches and dirt. When I was a kid, I had a friend who would eat spoonsful of dirt for five cents. Today, he’d probably charge a dollar. 😉

  6. tootlepedal says:

    You must have had better experiences with Ming than most of us had with our children.

  7. hello I just nominated you for two awards…..check out my latest post…

  8. tersiaburger says:

    Julie I don’t think you do the Blog Award thing but I nominated you anyway! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I hope you accept.

  9. victoriaaphotography says:

    I remember my younger brother eating worms out in the garden when he was a toddler, so maybe Gutsy9 IS more like a child than one imagines.

    Good to hear he’s gaining some independence though.

  10. adinparadise says:

    Gutsy9 looks like a real character. Love those questions, Julie. I can answer “yes” to most of them. 😀

  11. Had no idea I raised a peacock!? I had a sister that liked to eat tar off the street.

  12. So peacockes are like children or are peachicks like children…………and peacockes like teenagers……

  13. eof737 says:

    Cute and he is like a child… 😉

  14. niasunset says:

    I am so happy to see this. Thanks and Love, nia

  15. bluebee says:

    I think most children love rolling around in the dirt, haha

  16. mrs fringe says:

    I thought of you and Gutsy this afternoon, as I was walking a dog through Central Park. No peacocks, but lots of robins and the little gray-brown ones–sparrows? 🙂

  17. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Hi Julie 🙂

    I just wanted to say on this one that I love the name ‘Gutsy9’, really love it 🙂

  18. These pictures are great!

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