Thursday, October 06, 2011

A True Story: The Otter Pop Bandit

It was a hot summer day in August. The temperature was hovering around 104 in the shade. Everyone, including Mouse, was trying to stay cool inside. Dressed in her lightest onsie, Mouse lay on her stomach in the middle of the play mat, propped up on her elbows.

Miss S was busy with Howler and Sunshine who were playing not too far away. That left Rosie, sitting pretty eating a red Otter Pop*. A mighty cool looking stick. In fact, as Mouse looked around, she noticed everyone was sucking or chewing on an Otter Pop, each one a different color. Why wasn't she given an Otter Pop? She was always being left out. At nearly six months old, she was just as capable as the rest of them. Hrmphf.

Well, she'd show them. Mouse took one last look around to make sure no one was watching and made her way on all fours over to Rosie. Quick as she could, Mouse snatched the cold wet stick out of Rosie's hands, intent on finding out what she was missing.

Rosie let out a howl almost as loud and painful as one of lil' Howler's cries. Miss S rushed to her aid, swiping the Otter Pop right out of Mouse's hand. Miss S called Miss C over and both were laughing. At what exactly, Mouse didn't know. All she knew was that it wasn't fair.

She eyed Rosie, who was now sitting on Miss S's lap on the other side of the play mat, with that irresistible red Otter Pop. Determined to get that Otter Pop one way or the other, Mouse half crawled, half scooted her way across the mat, right up to Miss S's leg. She pulled herself up onto Miss S's thigh and snatched the Otter Pop right back. Ha!

Peels of laughter came from both Miss S and Miss C, who was standing near the mat. Miss C took the Otter Pop out of Mouse's hand before Mouse could take a bite.

Foiled again.

*Otter Pop = Ice Pop = Popsicle



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16 comments:

  1. I take it she really wanted that Otter Pop.

    I call my puppy the Otter Pup because she looks like an Otter so at first I thought..."Wha? Wendy got an Otter Pup just like me?"

    LOL.

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  2. Ti - She must have! I am not sure what it was about it--the color, shape, or what--but she decided she wanted it. Now everyone I've told the story to at work and home want to give her Otter Pops for her first birthday. I've been scolded for not letting her try one now since she's so interested. LOL

    Aww! I love that nickname: the Otter Pup. Otters are so cute and puppies even cuter. A great combination. :-)

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  3. Hi Wendy :) Just want to let you know how beautiful little Mouse is, she is adorable.

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  4. Poor Mouse! She worked so hard and didn't get the Otter Pop.

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  5. Sylvie - Thank you!

    Kathy - She sure tried her hardest, didn't she? Maybe next time. :-)

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  6. Poor Mouse - all that planning and stealth and she still didn't come away with that Otter Pop. Lol. She's a cutie Wendy!

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  7. I thought the same thing as Ti too!! I had to google an Otter pop as I've never heard of them!! Poor Mouse...she'll have to learn to more sneaky next time!!

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  8. Otter Pop = Mr Freezie (thanks google!) Now I understand the story. They can be very determined little things, can't they?

    I remember when my son was around 18 months and looved them. He called them 'gotical' as he was trying to say popsicle.

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  9. haha, she is one determined girl. You just wait until she gets older. :)

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  10. Noooo! Not that cute, sweet, innocent little mouse!

    I would love to see that on video--but crawling at 6 months? *thingsimnotreadyfor*

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  11. That little mouse knows exactly what she wants! This story was very cute and made my day!

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  12. Great story! I'm sure that mouse will get her own otter pop one day!

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  13. You've got to start writing a series of books about Mouse! They'd be best sellers! She's so adorable!

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  14. Love this story!!! My son gets really mad if he doesn't get a popsicle when the older ones due but since it is such a mess I have to put him in his highchair to eat it which he isn't a fan of either. I'm pretty sure that he thinks that he is one of the big guys :) Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thanks all for your comments! It's one of those stories that she'll grow tired of hearing over and over again later in life. LOL

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