Thursday, August 18, 2011

stop this beat is killing me

I don't need season passes to a waterpark again for a while. In case you were wondering.

One of my most favorite parts about being a mom is storytime. I'm sure all of you do it as well, unless you're negligent parents who should of course be jailed . . . you aren't, are you? On really hard mom days storytime might be the only positive interaction we have, which makes it that much more important. Like the church folks say, it's the time when you least feel like praying that you most need to do it.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that if you don't currently do storytime, I think you should give it a whirl and see how it works for you. It's wonderful to cuddle up together on the couch and fill everybody's brains with sweet, juicy knowledge. It's also an opportunity for indoctrinating your children with your worldview in a format that they find palatable.

I need to make some more goat wormer, but this last session of swimming lessons--eight o'clock in the morning, can you imagine?--has eaten us alive, and goat wormballing has fallen by the wayside next to bread baking and meal cooking. Since I've never seen evidence of worms in their poop I don't know that they need it, but the internets tell me that all goats have at least some worms. Hmm. Seems gross to me.

This is what I wonder about skunks: do they have a constant supply of stink? Like, in a little stink bladder? What happens if they blow the wad on a dog or something? Can they blow the wad, or does it come out in doses? If they can blow the wad, how long does it take them to fill the reservoir again? I think these questions could be answered by a book on mustelids (which family includes both wolverines and badgers, and did you know that wolverines are bigger than badgers?), or Wikipedia. If I remember, I will tell you what I find out. If you find out first or already know, then you tell me.


Crabapple said...

I do not know about skunks, but I do know that adult rattlesnakes can control the amount of venom released when they bite, but baby rattlesnakes cannot, so it is more dangerous to be bit by a baby rattlesnake.

Layne said...

See, biology! It's amazing.