April 22, 2018


As we were getting ready for church, I was brushing my teeth and Lloyd was at the top of the stairs, looking out the window and making up a song: “Squirrel Train, Squirrel Train, come and see the squirrel train…” then he got more insistent: “Four squirrel train! Four squirrel train! Come and see it!” Turns out he was actually looking at four squirrels zipping around the maple tree. By the time I spit out my toothpaste and got to the windows, they had disappeared.


We watched for a long time and they never came out. I said, “We never look at the other side of that tree. Wouldn’t it be funny if there was a big hole in it?”

Ummmmm…… as it turns out….


Oh. Oh, dear.


The big hole is just a playground. The little hole:


….actually has a nest in it. This might be a problem.

If we have to chop down this tree, I am leaving the stump and putting a tree house up high.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Ummmm….”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Aww… squirrels. We don’t have those in Maui. We only have mongooses. They don’t live in trees though. But rats do. I just found that out. They like to make nests in coconut trees.


  2. Lauren's mom Said on:

    We are starting to see a lot of robins. Yay, spring!!!


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