Exercise is for the birds.

So, the work day was done, the weather was lovely, and I was walking home to take a nap. A couple of blocks away from school I saw a bird sitting on a branch – it was a fairly large bird, but it had a cloud of fuzz on it’s head. (‘Bird’s head is so fuzzy, they call him Peach.’ Wait. We’re not supposed to make bird jokes.) Anyway, it was obviously a baby bird that just got kicked out of the nest, because it didn’t try to fly away from me. I decided that this would make a nice enough post, and went to get my camera out of my bag…..

Drat. No camera.

Back to work. Got the camera. Back to the bird, who still hadn’t moved but was now making some pitiful cries. Took the picture. Walked home. Napped.


End of story. Not very good, but they can’t all be winners.

Oh, and for a wonderfully melancholy bird-related song, click here.

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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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7 Responses to “Exercise is for the birds.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That’s not a good ending to your story. You should have said something like:

    “When I returned, the bird was lying dead on the ground.”
    “I came back to see the bird being nurtured by its mother.”
    “I never made it back because I was taken by aliens.”
    “I had tortured dreams during my nap. I somehow knew the bird was in trouble.”


    • Lauren Said on:

      (You know, that last one was pretty true. I agonized the rest of the walk home about all the sitting ducksbaby robins getting eaten by cats.)


    • Beth Said on:

      But in the contest between writing a more poetic ending and laziness, laziness always wins.

      Oh wait…wrong author…


  2. Annette Said on:

    Lloyd’s hair is so big they call him, “Peach”?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Dang, is that what baby birds look like in Seward?!? I’d hate to see the size of the mother!


    Wait…if I come for a visit, just send one of your momma birds for me.


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