Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Little Monkey's Dream Has Come True

I love the sign in the background.  It is perfectly juxtaposed with Pete's zombie-like (or lack of sleep) appearance
Ever since we told Little Monkey that we would be going to New York City, he has been talking about the subway.  When I told him that we would be staying right by Central Park and that we could hike, bike and play everyday, he just looked at me and said in a very matter of fact tone, "I am just going to ride the subway all day long."

Well, I am happy to report that yesterday Little Monkey did indeed get to ride the subway for the first time in his life and he was so in awe of it all.  Our little guy, who is normally not real keen on loud noises, was laughing and cheering as the subway screeched and scraped its way into the station.  Then he promptly walked on board the train, cuddled up next to his daddy and took in all the sights, sounds, and people in wide eyed little boy wonderment.

I was equally as wide eyed at the sign that I caught sight of just before boarding the train.  It read, "Beware Rodenticide"  Okay, so I know that there are rats in the subway stations and that did not alarm me too terribly.  But the thought of those creatures just jumping on the tracks to end it all, just undid me.

What could be so wrong in a rat's life that it would want to commit rodenticide?  Is it the reaction that people have when they see rats?  Did the rat's self esteem get destroyed by all the screams and hysterics of us humans?  Am I to blame for the plight of the rodenticidal rat? Rodenticide is a terrible loss of rodent life.

And now, if you are wondering what is wrong with me that I actually think that rodenticide means rats committing harry carey, well just hold that thought because there are so many things wrong with me that I could write a book, but before I do that I am going to make it my mission to be kinder and gentler to rats, mice, squirrels and rodents in general. Please join me in my mission.



P.S.  Just in case you are wondering, we did not ride the subway all day. Just twice.


  1. That reminds me of when my boys were little. They enjoyed riding the public bus in our small town so there were days we would get on, ride the full circuit, and get off back at our neighborhood bus stop. The journey was the destination. :)

    1. That sounds like just the kind of day our little guy would love. And I love your quote, "The journey is the destination."

  2. Love this post, Melissa! Little monkey should come do a comparison study with the DC metro system! You should accompany, of course!

  3. We are entertaing that thought :-).

  4. Or entertaining (I have the Commodore 64 of phones). Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Mary!