Mama Diaries

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Tree Named Evelyn

"Mom," my daughter said.  "I saved a tree!"

"You saved a tree?"  I asked.  "How did you do that?"

"I put it in a pot."

"That's a good trick," I said.  "Did it fit?"

"Yeah, it's just a baby.  Look."  She walked me over to a pot that was sitting on the kitchen counter.  Inside was a young pine tree.  Under the whole thing was a sign:  Evelyn.

"This is Evelyn the tree?"

"Yeah.  Isn't she cute?  Daddy was going to run her over with the lawnmower, and I saved her life.  Can we keep her?"

"Yes we keep her, but she has to go back outside in the spring."

So now ladies and gentlemen, we have a new pet in the house:  a tree named Evelyn.    

30 comments:

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    1. Yeah. That's what I like about it. Not much work required!

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  2. hope it grows big and strong! sounds kind of fun!

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  3. I had an aunt named Evelyn. I wish she had been a tree.
    Even more, I wish she had made like a tree and leaved.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. That's so sweet! Just think, it'll make less noise and mess than a traditional pet. :) She's a smart girl.

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  5. A very good habit for the little one. And adorable too!

    Now she has to look after it.


    Nas

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    1. We'll see exactly how long she takes care of it. I have a feeling it's going to be another pet I have to take care of. LOL!

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  6. This is so sweet. What's great about this pet is it'll never get very messy...only big. (:

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    1. Big. Yes! So it will definitely have to go outside!

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  7. This is a sweet story. Your daughter seems very caring.

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  8. Let's hope no other pets think Evelyn is a waste basket and decide to mark her haha

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    1. Haha! I don't think Schultz can reach as high as the counter (I hope.)

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  9. That pet is much better than many others she could bring from outdoors. You are raising an arborist! Too cool.

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    1. I think so, too. It's good to care about nature.

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    1. I wonder where she came up with the name. I thought it was rather pretty, too.

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  11. Picture please! Oh ... Evelyn that is :0-)

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    1. LOL! All right people, I'll see if I can post a picture.

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  12. Yes, I'd love to see a pic of Evelyn too! :)

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    1. I just snapped one. I'll see if I can get it posted.

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