Before I explain what I mean, let me tell you a short story.
This past November, when Aaron Ray announced that he had gotten me an early birthday present, I was instantly wary. When he gleefully went on to tell me that my gift was a pig, I was concerned, because to me, pigs look like this:
...And I knew that, to Aaron Ray, a pig is not a pig (see cute picture above), it is a hog. And hogs look like this:
|This is Daffodil, "my" birthday pig.|
She became supper.
As you can see by the expression on my face, I happily thought the ordeal with the pigs was over. Clearly, the "pig plan of 2010" was a fiasco...right? Well, as it turns out, my resourceful husband had other ideas. He proceeded to gain possession of another hog...who birthed nine babies, unassisted, last week. Unfortunately, she has very little interest in five of her babies...and therefore....
Aaron Ray has become a proud mama of seven.
"Just one minute!", you might be thinking to yourself. "Didn't she just say FIVE baby pigs?" Oh yes, my friends, I did. But this only accounts for the "new life" in the basement (where I can still hear them squealing, by the way). There are two altogether different babies upstairs, in the den...whom I can hear bleating and tapping their little hooved feet all over my clean floors as Aaron Ray attempts to corral them and feed them their supper....
Meet Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. At least they're not sheep.
Now, you also may be thinking to yourself, "Come on, Michelle. Don't they pull at your little maternal heartstrings, just a little? Aren't they CUTE!?" And to that I say...no...because, invariably some (or all) of them will get sick, and then I will become the family doctor. To Aaron Ray's credit, he has asked for no help in these endeavors yet (mostly I think because he's not sure if he's in the dog house about all these farm animals being the house or not...and to be honest, I'm not sure yet either - although I definitely wish we had a barn right about now), and has attempted all veterinary work on his own before asking me for any help (or medications). I appreciate this, but time will tell how it all pans out.