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  • Blue Bird Sibling Rivalry

    September 13, 2008

    “Mom, she’s on my ledge again! Tell her to get off my ledge!”

    “I’m not doing anything. I’m just sitting here.”

    Outside Voice: She’s not hurting anything. Let her sit on your ledge.

    “Mom, she’s touching me! Tell her to quit touching me!”

    “What? My foot slipped. I’m not doing anything.”

    Outside Voice: Don’t make me come over to that ledge! You two get along!

    “Mom! MOM! She’s kicking me! Tell her to quit kicking me! Mom?”

    Outside Voice:


    1. Antique Mommy says:

      Dawn, you know if you take over my identity, you have to take over my housework too, so think about it first. ๐Ÿ™‚

      No, those birds are from the zoo’s aviary. It was a huge thing for me to go in the aviary because I have am terrified of birds. I think birds are so lovely, but they freak me out with all those feathers and flapping and beaks. My muscles were so tense during the 15 minutes I was in there that I won’t have to work out for months.

      September 13th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    2. Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home says:

      Great job catching those birds! Are they in your yard? Beautiful!

      BTW, I figured I would comment as myself this time. ๐Ÿ™‚

      September 13th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    3. chickadee@afamiliarpath says:

      so cute. we love parakeets.

      September 13th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    4. Diane J. says:

      Mom: “If you two don’t stop your bickering right now I’m going to tie your tails together and throw you over the clothesline!”

      Heard often in my home as we were growing up.

      September 13th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    5. JULIE PRICE says:

      Love it!

      September 13th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    6. Susan J. says:

      My family laughs at my FOB (fear of birds). What if one flies over and lands on my head?! Eeek. However, I still prefer the avairy to the herpitarium. (shudder)

      September 13th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    7. happy Mommy says:

      Those are simply beautiful! Very funny way of seeing things!

      September 13th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    8. HarryJack'sMom says:

      Great pix! And hooray for facing your fears. I must say that I thought this was going in a different direction – I saw it first on Reader and thought maybe Sean was be-brothering a bird ๐Ÿ˜‰

      September 13th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    9. Prairie Rose says:

      CRACKED ME UP! Love it!

      September 13th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    10. Beck says:

      It’s like the backseat of my van ALL THE TIME!

      September 13th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    11. Sarah S. says:

      Glad to know it’s not just at my house. And in people…

      September 13th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    12. midlife mommy says:

      Sounds like my brother and I when we were growing up.

      September 13th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    13. Minnesotamom says:

      Very funny captions to your fine photographs! This sounds like my brother and I when we were growing up…

      September 13th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    14. Betty G. says:

      At first I thought they were both the same sex, but being a former Parakeet owner, I looked closer. The “kicker” is the one with the blue nose (cere) and that indicates HE is a boy. The other has a tan nose and that indicates she is a girl. Maybe he was just being a bossy male! Or getting a little “romantic” and was trying to convince her to join in on his mood.

      Betty G.

      September 13th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    15. Stretch Mark Mama says:

      Great capture!

      We too went to the aviary for the first time the other day. Freaked us all out. Birds flying right past our heads–I thought I was going to lose an eye for sure.

      September 13th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    16. Antique Mommy says:

      “You’re a bird brain!”

      “NO! YOU’RE a bird brain”

      “Mom! She called me a bird brain. Make her stop.”

      Outside Voice: You ARE a bird brain dear.

      September 14th, 2008 at 4:05 am

    17. Brigitte says:

      OK, you’ve BOTH lost your ledge privileges!

      Funny, I was just in my first aviary the other day with my 3 year old, who never wanted to leave. The birds kept landing on my backpack. My greatest fear, however, was that they would poop on me, especially in my long hair!

      September 14th, 2008 at 2:32 am

    18. Jeana says:

      Well, “Don’t MAKE me pull this minivan over!” wouldn’t fit, would it? How about:

      “I’m gonna jerk a knot in your tail!”

      “Stop that squawkin’ or I’ll give you somethin’ to squawk aBOUT!”

      September 14th, 2008 at 3:54 am

    19. chaotic joy says:

      GA! These pictures are so great!

      September 14th, 2008 at 4:29 am

    20. Elizabeth says:


      September 14th, 2008 at 4:31 am

    21. A&EMom says:

      Or, if they’re a pair…

      “Dadgummit Harvey, No means no!”

      September 14th, 2008 at 4:40 am

    22. Heather says:

      “That’s it. I’m whistling for the cat.”

      Together: “Mom! Nooooo! We’re sorry! We’ll be good! Can we go for ice cream? You look pretty today!”

      September 14th, 2008 at 4:43 am

    23. fern says:

      Outside voice, said silenty to herself: “I am going back in the house and pretend that I don’t know who those young birds belong to.”

      September 14th, 2008 at 6:59 am

    24. happy geek says:

      Heather’s comment made me laugh out loud.

      If I have to fly over there, I’M gonna kick some major tail feathers. I sat on your eggs for 5 weeks and this is the thanks I get?

      September 14th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    25. Theresa says:

      I love parakeets!

      That sounds like my stepkids while I’m driving….

      “Stop your bickering or I’ll have to stop this car”!

      September 14th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    26. beverlydru says:

      Outside Voice: Don’t call my name again unless there’s blood involved.

      Loved the photos and captions. Big smile.

      September 14th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    27. SOLEIL says:

      Wow, they are beautiful!!

      You’re too funny

      September 15th, 2008 at 6:06 am

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