Sunday, September 5, 2010

feeding the ducks...

when K and i were in PA visiting my parents, one afternoon, my mom, dad, K, and I headed out to Horsham Park to feed the ducks. we had never gone to a pond to feed ducks with K before...so this was a new AND fun experience for us! :)

when we got to the pond (and ignored the sign asking us not to feed the ducks), K was instantly in love with the water... she wanted to go into the water so badly...but alas...the water is filthy, and well, we weren't there to SWIM! :)

during our walk to the ducks, all we heard was "wa wa....wa wa....wa wa...ohhhhh...wa wa" :)

i explained to K that the ducks lived in the water...but she didn't want to think about anything else but "wa wa."

we got to a great location (after dodging lots of goose and duck poop) with a fair number of ducks and geese... :)

we opened the cereal boxes to toss out some cheerios to the feathered friends...


here comes one of our little duck friends hurrying for some food...waddle waddle waddle... :) kinda cute :)

i showed K how to toss the cereal out and away from you so that the ducks could have some food...
instead of watching, however, K instantly bent down to pick up some cereal OFF of the poopie ground to try to EAT it herself...

of course, i calmly yelled, "NO!" to her... i explained that the cereal was for the ducks...not her...the cereal was stale...and well, the ground was not clean...

and this is how the rest of the fun and exciting trip was for K...

yep, she cried the ENTIRE time...
even the geese wanted her to go away... how could they eat with such WAILING?

be-bot and be-bot (what K calls my parents - we don't know why, but it is cute :)) sat on the bench silently praying for a quiet granddaughter who would stop boo-hooing and enjoy the day of illegally feeding the ducks... :) just kidding... :) but i liked the picture :) it was kinda cute... :)

honestly, the geese were REALLY nice... they weren't mean or hissy with you... they were patient for the food and never charged after any of us...

here's one of our goose friends eating some of the cereal :) (silently wishing for that screaming child to stop)


because, yes, she was still crying... she was climbing my legs for me to hold her...not even be-bot (grandma) could calm her :) yes, it was that bad...

so we just watched the pretty white duck as it enjoyed some cheerios instead! :)
the tears stopped once we got into the car (of course)... we will make another trip to feed the ducks sometime soon... but for now, i think i'll let the ducks and K recover from such an emotional experience :)

1 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

That's hilarious....in a cute little toddler way :) We've never fed the ducks either. EVERY single time we're somewhere where we could, I forget to take bread or anything. I guess we'll have to settle for feeding fish -- Luke's done that twice now.