Mitch's 3rd grade class adopted a guinea pig. This past weekend, he brought it home for the weekend. Our kids had no idea it was coming.
Tirzah was the first to say, "Oh! Daddy has a chipmunk! Will it come out of its castle?"
If that wasn't funny enough, Obi called it a "bunny". After being corrected (by his siblings) many times, he finally settled on calling it a "bunny pig."
It was also called a:
Her fur is kind of like what I would imagine a beaver's feeling like...but it still makes me laugh every time I imagine Tirzah walking into the room and asking me, "Can I hold that skunk?" =)
Her name is Fudge, and due to her size we nicknamed her "Fudge the Pudge." She went back to school today. She did great being "socialized" among our children, so I think she'll be quite ready for nineteen 3rd graders!