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From the gross files, let me bring you hazards of being a boy mom 306. As you may have guessed, my younger boys love animals. They love their dogs, fish, lizards, guinea pigs, amphibians, birds and pretty much everything except for cats. We’re now the proud owners of a bearded dragon (Iris), two veiled chameleons (Kenny and Ringo) and a basilisk name Yeezus. Sadly, our basilisk named Cheez-its escaped. Nonetheless, this healthy menagerie of reptiles goes through a lot of crickets and super worms. Don’t let the name fool you, there’s nothing super about them.
Goalielocks is an industrious child and always has been. Since he’ll soon have to bear the burden of paying for the super worms and crickets, he started a super worm farm. Originally, he started this worm farm in his bait boxes on the patio. This was a good arrangement since I didn’t have to see it.
Well, all good things come to an end. I should not have been surprised when the worm farm made it into a tupperware bin on my kitchen island. Given his droll humor, at first I thought he was playing a joke on me. However, it appears he’s hoping to keep it in the house. Yeah, about that… That arrangement will be ending soon.
As I asked my hubby what I was looking at and he confirmed my fears. It was indeed a worm farm on my kitchen island. I had to laugh. Only a boy mom would have to contend with a worm farm in their kitchen. I also had flashbacks to the movie Dumb and Dumber and Lloyd and their worm farm aspirations.
The worm farm is slightly less gross than Goalielocks’ attempt to recreate the amber from Jurrasic park with a gatorade lid, a dead gecko and some Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup. Moreover, I’m super happy that the hubby was the one that discovered their experiment and not me. As soon as I found, I couldn’t stop laughing. I reminded Goalielocks and the Mayor that Mrs. Butterworth isn’t actual tree sap as it is artificially flavored. Goaelielocks’ eyes lit up as he realized he could use my maple syrup from Canada. I immediately told them they were not to touch my real maple syrup. They sighed and walked away. Oh life with boys is never dull!
Tonight’s song in honor of the Mayor ,who will happily tell you that the Beastie Boys are always on vacation, is “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys.