12 October 2010

Some friendships weren't meant to last

It all started a week ago when Jessie found a visitor in her room.  It was one of those huge dark brown moths that sometimes come, sit in a corner of your room for a few days, and then disappear without explanation.

Knowing her fear of all small animals, I immediately gushed over the moth when she found it, knowing that if she took exception to its presence and I was unable to relocate it, attempting to continue living life inside our home would be impossible.

Before she had a chance to become frightened of it, I gasped in mock delight, "Oh wow, how wonderful!  That moth can be a friend for you, sitting there on your wall!"  And being the impressionable little thing she is, she took the idea up and ran with it.

Since then, I've heard, "Dad, my friend is there!  Isn't she lovely?"

"My friend is lost!  Oh no!"

"My friend came back to my room!"

"I love her!  She's my friend!"

"Maybe one day my friend will have babies and they will all come to live in my room!"

And so on.

Fast forward to today.  I was settling Woody into his cot for an afternoon nap.  I held him, sang his sleeping song and put him down in the cot.  I moved out of his room and closed the door behind me as quietly as I could so as not to disturb Woody.

Cr-r-r-u-u-n-n-ch!  The soft crackle coming from where the door shut into its frame sounded worrying.

I looked, and saw a dark brown wing-shaped object sticking out from where the door had closed into the dark brown wooden door frame.

Oh no.

Please don't tell Jessie.  Forgive me, but I have killed her friend.

9 comments:

Emily Sue said...

I predict a lovely tale coming up about how the 'friend' went to live on a farm where she could roam free and maybe meet a boy moth...

Givinya De Elba said...

Actually I was thinking, "Murder. Now maybe I can get that jail term I was hoping for."

Swift Jan said...

hehe I will call the RSPCA for you then! teehee...

Hippomanic Jen said...

You are all loony! That's why I knew this was the place to come on a study break.

Yep. Festering. and at my age too!

Jen said...

Since I too have killed my children's 'friends' I promise not to tell.

veiledturnip said...

I'm sorry - but I detest those moths - they are big and ugly and they eat your clothes and believe it or not - they pee on you!! Yuck yuck yuck!
But...am sorry Jessie lost a dear friend.

Givinya De Elba said...

They pee on you?! Yurk!

Still. Think about it: Crruunncchh!

Aw.

Crazy Sister said...

Bad mother, BAD.

Sassy Britches said...

I'm still on the floor from reading your attempt at getting the R & R time in prison for it.

How'd it work out with Jessie finding out about her friend's disappearance?