But this post isn't about IKEA. It is about Larry, and his obvious non-fitness for fatherhood. It seems that, while I was out, NOT BUYING ANYTHING BUT MEATBALLS DON'T WORRY LARRY, Larry thought it would be amusing to point out to Rachel that the neighborhood cat was in our front yard, stalking a chipmunk that had taken refuge in our dogwood tree.
Please note: Rachel thought the chipmunk was very cute. Rachel was bonded to this chipmunk.
This fact was driven home in the most unfortunate fashion to my 10-year-old daughter as she stood there laughing with her daddy at the silly kitty, which was busy staring intently at the tree and swishing its tail and giving every indication of going in for the kill.
In reality, the cat wins.
Larry reports that it only took an hour for Rachel to stop crying. And - silver lining! - we can check "Food Chain" off our list of things to learn this year.
[Tom and Jerry image: wikipedia]