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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Disturbing Dishwasher Discovery


Just as Princess Davis was found this week, another pet went missing.  Snail.  I was not enthusiastic about a snail being on the loose in my house. 

When unloading the dishwasher, I made the gruesome discovery.
The dishes had seemed a little slimy. 

"I found Snail." I said, "He went to heaven."

I did not expect much of a reaction.

Dani rushed over and peered at the overcooked escargot.  "Snail!  Oh Snail!  I love you Snail!  I love you!" she tearfully cried, and cried.

Huh.

We had a burial.  Dani spoke.

"I loved Snail as much as I love you Mom.  I would rather have Snail than every type of candy in the world."

In retrospect, I probably should have snuck Snail into the garbage and not said a word.


Grumpy Grateful Mom Plan of the Day:  Taking a pet break.

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28 Comments:

At June 9, 2011 at 7:20 AM , Blogger Rachael said...

Oh how heartbreaking! Dear snail rest in peace.

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

I can barely type becuase I'm laughing too hard!! I wish we lived closer because rarely do I find a person with a similar sense of humor and parenting style!!!! I's so nice to know I'm not alone!!!! I love you and your site!!!!

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:18 AM , Anonymous Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

I felt bad for laughing at such a somber subject, but laugh I did. It's just difficult to predict what a day might bring... slimy dishes and a snail funeral.

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

That would have really grossed me out if I had found a snail in my dishwasher. I don't think I would have ever looked at my dishes the same way again lol. I gotta say girl you have an exciting life. Sorry that Dani got so upset about the sail. Hope you have a better day today and no snail's in the dishwasher.

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:42 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

RIP snail.

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Trisha said...

Dishwasher? What a way to go! May snail RIP :D
Made me think of when we had fish. The girls were so sad when one died at first, then they'd fight over who gets to flush it!!

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Diane said...

Yuck! but kids are so funny. Thanks for the laugh. I hope Dani recover's fine. I guess you should not have escargo for dinner anytime soon. :-)

 
At June 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Tatiana said...

Oh snail, rest in peace.
But if you did get another pet, you've got to admit that a snail would be the perfect low maintenance, least noisy one. Not a bad thing in a mommy's book

 
At June 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

Sad! My daughter had the same sort of hysterics when her bunny died on St. Patrick's Day. But before that I could barely get her to remember to feed and water the poor thing...
Sandy

 
At June 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Blogger An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Ahhh, I love Snail as much as I love you Mom?! Oh my gosh, you have the COOLEST kids on the planet. Seriously, your life would be the best reality show :)

 
At June 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM , Blogger LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I am sorry but that sure did bring a smile to my face :) Poor snail...

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Blessings,
LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

 
At June 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Mrs. C said...

I dont know whether to laugh or say a nice word for Snail. lol You have plenty of entertainment in your home! =)

 
At June 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Caffeinated OC Mommy said...

Dani and my oldest could be twins... xoxo

 
At June 9, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Vivian said...

So the question is did he know about the snail and had lost it and somehow it ended up in the dishwasher??? oh boy the extent of my interaction with other creatures besides humans have been with roly polies...but with boys I guess I should be prepared for anything right? LOL

 
At June 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Victoria said...

Oh no! Poor snail! My best wishes to the grieving family. I AM curious, though, as to how it ended up in the dishwasher. Poor thing. Your daughter is the best though. A kid after my own heart!

 
At June 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

It's amazing how attached the kids get to small pets. When my daughter's fish died a few months ago, I was shocked at how much she cried. When a second one died, I thought she was going to dehydrate from crying so hard. I felt terrible. I think that was a lovely speech your daughter gave for the snail funeral.

 
At June 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Mrs E said...

Oh my... I am sorta grossed out by the whole snail in the dishwasher thing...

And...hmm... all the candy in the world??? If you just buy another snail you could save on dental bills!

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM , Blogger Sandra's Fiberworks said...

Oh, noooo, if you snuck snail into the garbage, they would find out sooner or later the TRUTH, as my boys did when I told them buries our fish, rather than flushed them.

HMMM. Pet snails. Hadn't thought of that one for our pet-lovers/haters/allergically divided household. Are they fun and loving, that is when they're vital and alive? Do they snuggle? :))

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:26 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

Ew! I won't want to find him in with the dishes. The tombstone is very well done.

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Donna said...

Oh no, how sad! But that part about the dishes feeling kind of slimy is pretty funny :)

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous Mormongirl said...

My brothers' pet tadpoles have definitely gone down the drain, and had a vacation on the floor while they were "cleaning the tank." I'm glad it never went through the dishwasher, though

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:54 PM , Blogger Liz said...

Oh my! I can't say that I've ever attended a snail funeral before!

 
At June 9, 2011 at 11:10 PM , Blogger JB said...

LOL! This is a welcome "laughter" break! I look forward to situations like this with my daughter... :-)

 
At June 10, 2011 at 12:59 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

I'm just sooo confused on how the snail got *IN* the dishwasher???

 
At June 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Blogger just me... said...

I love everything about this.
I love that you let her have a snail as a pet.
I love that she named the snail, Snail. (my son has a stuffed dog he creatively named Dog. He is rarely a moment without it)
I love that her heart is so big that it can love a snail as much as she loves you.
And I love that you celebrated that love with a fitting and proper burial.
With this much drama over a snail though, I'm sure you can't wait until she's 13 and a boy breaks her heart. :)

 
At June 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Blogger blueviolet said...

That sign and burial plot are KILLING me! That is just way too funny!

 
At June 10, 2011 at 7:12 PM , Blogger RoryBore said...

ah, poor little snail. how on earth did it get in the dishwasher? but the "tombstone"...that is killing me.

 
At June 12, 2011 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Lourie said...

I love the tombstone and dear sweet sentiment, but ewww. Poor old Snail.

 

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