Complaining to colleague about how middle son G wanted me to stop on the way home from work and buy eggs,
It was freezing and dark and I was cold and tired.
Ok I said to him. I will take you because it's not snowing. If it were snowing and we had to clean off the car, that would be the final nail in the egg carton.
Colleague said Your son wanted you to buy him eggs?
Why didn't you just get him chickens?
(Is she joking)
Yeah. A few weeks ago my husband came home with a few brown hens. The kids are obsessed with playing with them. Haven't watched TV since.
And they live in your house?
Well, yes, in the backyard. Apparently all they need is a little heater and they'll be fine through the winter. And we will have fresh eggs. No need to stop at the store.
Complaint Lessons Learned
1. Do not complain to colleague about things your kids want or you may get suggestions for things you never ever would have wanted them to want.
2. Apparently, TV is still a thing.
3. The indefinite care and feeding of living and breathing chickens may well be less work than driving (and parking) in a Canadian winter.
4. Chickens have not yet told Colleague about their condo in Boca. No way are they planning to live outside all winter.