Sunday, January 24, 2010
Squirrel Nutkin and Deja Vu
I was reminded today of those movies where someone dreams an event and then it happens. This time, however, it centered around a kindergarten lesson I taught.
This week we read Beatrix Potter's "Squirrel Nutkin."
Do you know the story about Squirrel Nutkin? It's the story about a squirrel who instead of gathering nuts with the other squirrels, spent his time pestering a wise old owl. Eventually he pestered the owl so much, the owl pulled off Squirrel Nutkin's tail.
So here's the deja vu part. M and I were out in the yard today picking up sticks. I got to a spot where the ground was oddly dug up. I wondered what on earth had happened there.
Then I saw this.
Poor Squirrel Nutkin. I guess our resident barred owl had him for dinner.