Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yook at de Widdum Bee Bee Bun Bun!

My daughter is a composed, serious-minded girl. And yet, when we see one of the bunnies feasting on the (many) weeds surrounding our patio, both of us let out ear-splitting squeals of delight. I wonder what it is about a baby bunny that makes our voices rise in pitch and compels us to talk baby talk? I never spoke baby talk to my children. In any other situation, it sort of makes my skin crawl. And yet, here I am speaking the most disgusting baby talk ever.

But him is so coot!!! Barely bigger than a hamster, he would just fit into the cup of our hands. And odd that we both have the most curious urge to fit him into our hands—to scoop him up and feel his soft fur. I guess it’s some sort of natural adaptation that gives him a chance to grow into a big, mean bunny who can join the bunny gangs in our yard and spend his days tormenting our dog.

This baby bunny is smart, though. He runs when he sees us. If he knew we only wanted to pet him rather than eat him, would he run?

My guess is he’d run faster. From the baby talk.

“Tell me—like you done before….About the rabbits….Please, George.” ~Lennie in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


  1. Can I boot--I mean scoot-- two of my widdumest bun buns over to visit Auntie Tammy? They polished off their diet of delicacies in my flower garden and are literally looking for greener pastures!

  2. Thanks for the offer, but we have PLENTY here in many various sizes! Plus I would hate to deprive you of your own bee bee cootness. Know what your problem is? Your yard is much too perfect. You need more weeds for them to munch on. As luck would have it, I have plenty of those, too!

  3. Ahhhh, I wuv de widdle bunny buns, too!! In fact, this reminded me that I have an awesome video to post on my blog, involving a bunny! I'll try to do that right away.

  4. Cool! I'll keep checking for that awesome bunny video!

  5. I think baby anythings are adorable!


  6. Well, if you've checked my blog lately, you'll know that I haven't posted the video yet....But sometime soon, I promise!!


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