Make way for ducklings

I would apologize in advance for turning this corner of the internet into a steady stream of old Merrick photos but I am not sorry and there for I will not be apologizing.



Every year my mom would buy Micha and I baby ducklings and chicks for our easter baskets. We kept them inside as pets for as long as we could, snuggling them on the couch while watching Jesus Christ Superstar and taking baths with the ducklings. The unforeseen problem with duckling baths is the duck poop in the tub, but luckily my mom wasn't fanatical about stuff like that.

Right now all my apartment windows are open for the first time so far this year. I brought some forsythia back with me from Maryland and it actually feels like Easter, baby ducklings or no. The extent of my celebrating culminated in an inaugural $5 iced coffee thingy and a walk around the block. No turning back now, baby, it's spring.

23 comments:

  1. Imagining a duckling in the tub right now... love it! Great to have parent's who were cool like that isn't it? :)

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  2. ...That's right baby - it's Spring! Enjoy! :o)

    ...My mom was the same way and I am thankful for that. Adorable picture too! Oh, and so glad you didn't go on apologizing. This is your lil' slice of the web, what you do with it is yours, we're just along for the ride. :o)

    ...Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!

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  3. Your Mom sounds awesome.
    We are getting a dozen chickens this spring. I'm really excited to snugs with the little yellow fluff balls.
    I do a pretty good version of the song Mary Magdalene sings...you know..."I don't know how to looooooove him..."

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  4. even though my chillun are all grown up, their bunnies and ducks [or rather descendants thereof]
    are still thriving here happily
    duck poo in the bath? what's the drain hole FOR then?

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  5. And I am glad for spring as well. -Teresa

    http://theruralhood.blogspot.com/
    http://journalingwoman.blogspot.com/

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  6. We wouldn't want you to apologize for posting anything ever.

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  7. bunnies and ducks?? adorable!!! keep the photos coming. i love them. happy spring!!

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  8. my mama used to do the same thing, only she'd let me swim around with them in the plastic kiddie pool outside.

    i love mama's who don't get their knickers in a twist over animal poop.

    happy easter!

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  9. What happened to the ducklings when they grew up and their poops were too big and gross to be in the tub?

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  10. We'd keep the chickens and give the ducks to a neighbor's farm with a lake. Eventually we gave up on the chickens after a few weasel slaughters in a row.

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  11. this is too adorable for words that you took baths with baby duckings!
    =)

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  12. DEFINITELY keep sharing the ol' family pics! They've inspired me to take more pictures myself, in the hopes that one day they'll look as cool as the ones you've posted!

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  13. This is my new favorite post. I would have LOVED to have a real live duck alongside me in the tub...

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  14. You really had baby ducklings?! That's the cutest thing I have ever heard of. And yes..Spring has really sprung. I will be happy with it as soon as i slip my feet into some sandals!

    x
    Jess.

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  15. Enchanting blog...I too love Little House, reading, knitting, Ralph Lauren, collecting and thrifting. Not necessarily uncommon interests, just the right combination and flare. You have all that plus the nooks and crannies of Brooklyn. Love the places in your life...thanks for sharing.

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  16. Are you kidding? Old photos are the best! :)

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  17. Look at that tiny, fuzzy, adorable little Amy Merrick!

    That duckling is pretty cute too. I guess.

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  18. ok. i'm completely inspired to be a more relaxed mom. we will be getting baby ducks this weekend. and bathing with them. and then delivering them to my folks' place to grow up in the country. thank you! thank you! my husband is going to have my head checked and my kids are going to run in circles with happiness!

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  19. Gosh now I want a little duckie :) Hope you had a great Easter!

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  20. hello again =)
    I have a little award for you over on my blog!

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  21. no...don't apologize.....it sounds like you had a magical childhood and awesome parents.....:o)

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  22. Hello again!, Have you got a book of your family life story? You have to.
    Amazing sotries.
    Hugs!

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  23. Is that you and your sister? You girls look so adorable. How old were you? :)

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