Each pet costs $2.99 each. Best money ever spent. They are part of the family--Tabby and Tux.
The shenanigans these two kitties pull...I tell you.
I was working in childcare at church on Sunday. Those mornings are always a little rough. I'm always scrambling to get out the door on time. Always a few minutes late, no matter what. I eat my bagel in the car. I apply my lip gloss in the church parking lot. And then I run across the wet grass to check in on time. Poor John is left scrambling at home to get 4 boys to church on time.
Ollie walked into my classroom, happily chirping to all the children about Tux, with his tiny black kitty clutched firmly in his hand. I kinda groaned and said "Ollie. Put Tux away". Tux would get tucked into Ollie's pocket. Only to emerge a few minutes later.
Our class merges with Twain's class for story time. Little brothers always find each other and before I knew it, Tabby and Tux were having a little reunion in children's church as well. "Twain! Put Tabby away!"
During song time, I noticed Tabby rappelling down my outfit, firmly attached to my drawstring. It was becoming a problem.
These 2 tiny kitties were being very naughty and disruptive.
"John! I can't believe you let the boys bring Tabby and Tux into church!" I said.
"Sorry...Ollie started flipping out when I tried to keep Tux in the van and I didn't have time to deal with it", John said. "Next week kitties will not be allowed in", he assured me.
I made Ollie a paper airplane. Before I knew it, Ollie had Tux in the plane, tucked inside a plastic cockpit.
Not to be outdone, Twain constructed his very own airplane for Tabby.
"Where are the wings on your airplane?", I asked Twain.
"It has no win'd's(wings)", Twain replied, unphased.
>>>>>>><<<<<<<Remember I told you a little while ago that Twain makes swords out of tinker toys? And that he tucks these swords into his shorts all the time?
Well. Twain made a teeny tiny tinker toy sword for Tabby as well.
I was humored.
Tabby as a swashbuckling rogue, richest man...err cat...alive.
And these two can rock climb like nobody's business.
Tabby is practically camouflaged against my chair.
I wonder if Ollie and Twain will remember Tabby and Tux when they are all grown up. Perhaps they will stumble upon their mama's blog and relive their childhood memories.
I enjoy little sneak peeks into my little boys' brains, as seen through the adventures of Tabby and Tux.
When I was a kid I remember playing with those little smurf figures. I even had Gargamel and his little orange cat, Azrael. Do you even know who I am talking about? We would build them elaborate houses out of Lincoln Logs. I remember drawing on a dove soap box to make a stove. Too bad my mom didn't have a blog, ha. Can you imagine?
Even though this post seems kinda trivial, I'm sure these are the ones we are going to treasure in the years to come.