Squirrel Obsession.

So, speaking of squirrels … Isaac and I have had quite the obsession with them lately. The recent warm weather in Maine (yesterday was 45 degrees) has caused many a critter to venture out of their warm nests to scout for food. And the best location to watch these funny little guys is at my neighbor’s side porch … where she keeps about five loaded bird feeders.

We sort of invited ourselves over to her porch yesterday while she was away from home. And we sat there for nearly an hour – watching and laughing while ten or more squirrels battled for the best feeder locations. We enjoyed some silly birds too.

And the whole while my son giggled and proclaimed, “This is fun, huh Mama?” as he swung his dangling legs from the side of the porch. So darn cute.

Before we left the feeders to make our way back home, I thought I would be a “cool” Mom and try to pat one of the squirrels to show Isaac another one of my many talents. To my delight, I was able to tickle the haunches of one very preoccupied squirrel. However, Isaac wasn’t so sure how cool that was … and it only made him quite concerned about whether or not squirrels bite (something he never mentioned before). Oh, the many unintentional ways in which we traumatize our children.

Anyway, we are thankful for squirrels and for the neighbor’s who attract them.

May you enjoy your squirrels as well …


P.S. Day 3 of “30 Days of the Everyday”.

Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.