Wednesday, March 31, 2010

baby otters, obviously: a play in one part

Joe: I heard something on the radio about baby otters today.
Me: Oh, tell me!
Joe: They said that they're really mean.
Me: That's a dirty lie!
Joe: Um, no, it's not.
Me: Baby otters are nice.
Joe: No, it said they're mean and their jaws are five times as strong as a pit bull's. Soooo, maybe having one for a pet isn't a great idea.
Me: Whatever, I still want one. And anyway, my baby otter will be nice.
Joe: How do you know?
Me: Because it will like me.
Joe: It's a wild animal, Jennie.
Me: It doesn't matter. I'll train it from birth.
Joe: OK. Sure. What happens when it bites your hand off?
Me: It won't do that. Why do you want my baby otter to hate me?
Me: If it tries to bite me, I'll spray it with a spray bottle.
Joe: It's an otter! It lives IN THE WATER.
Me: So, it still won't like getting water sprayed in its face. Trust me, I will train it so good.
Joe: Oh, so you'll just overrule Nature?
Me: Um, yeah, when has that EVER backfired?


Joe G. said...

Oh, Jennie. Will a puppy do instead?

Jennie said...

I suppose it will have to. Siiiiiiigh.

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

I get the feeling that you're going to make a very interesting mother.

Jennie said...

Well, I'd never spray my kids with water, if that's what you mean. That'd just be weird. Heh.

Mom said...

Oh boy, the next several years could be very interesting Jennie and Joe! I think i will sit back and be entertained.

Ashley said...

One time I sprayed Lindsay with water when she spoiled me on a TV show.

Jennie said...

Mom, you mean when I get my baby otter? I bet they're very entertaining.

Ashley, remember when Jim sprayed Dwight with water? That is my favorite thing ever.