Friends of a feather

by Katie on February 9, 2017

So, if you know me at all, you know there is nothing that makes me cringe more than the sight of a feather. And nothing that elicits fear like that of a bird flying overhead. Except for maybe multiple birds flying overhead.

So, naturally, I have a daughter who thinks feathers are “pretty” and begs to bring them in our house. And, as of late, has developed a whole host of “bird friends.”

Now, at first, we didn’t ask much about these bird friends. But as she began to mention them more and more in casual conversation, like “My bird friend told me…” or “that’s where my bird friend lives…”, and they developed names and personalities, we began to inquire.

I mean, we had to determine just how far off the rocker she was with these bird friends.

It started out with just one bird friend, Sally. Then Holly moved into the tree in our yard (not going to lie, I may have suggested Holly find a different place to live). Molly and Watermelon are the newest additions to the flock of friends our daughter is gathering.

While riding in the car recently, she asked me, “Did you know Sally was sitting on her egg babies until they hatch today? Did you know she was doing that today?” After I let her know that I definitely did not know that about Sally, she said, “That’s what she told me. She has a bird phone and she called me and told me that.”

Conversations like that happen all the time. These birds live quite the life.

And let me tell you, these birds also have some opinions on things.

For example, one day when we didn’t get popcorn at Target, Holly thought that was a very poor decision. And Watermelon really misses Leyton when she can’t play during naptime. But recently, it was determined that Sally was the only one that could really talk to Leyton, because she was the only one with a bird phone.

We’ll be sure to let you know if Sally, Holly or Watermelon are up to any antics in the near future. Until then, we’ll keep being thankful for a girl with a vivid imagination. But also starting a savings account for therapy.


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