Can I please have . . . ?

To keep my boys out of harm’s way while I make dinner, I turn on the TV to either PBS or Noggin.  The other day I turned on Noggin and Go Diego Go happened to be playing.  When I finished making dinner, I went to turn off the TV and retrieve Evan and Sean from the coach, so Evan could set the table.  Then we could have our cheese enchiladas.


Evan: Mommy, are we going to have dinner now? 


Me: Yes.


Evan: YEA!!!  I like the baby marmoset.  He’s so cute!  Mommy, do you like the baby marmoset?


Me: Yes.


Evan: Mommy, can I have a baby marmoset from the jungle?  Please, please? 


See the cute baby pygmy marmosets?


Ah how cute!


But we are talkuing about a three-year-old and a wild animal.  A three-year-old that would play with it until it couldn’t play anymore.  Or until the baby turned into this. . .


See the teeth?




Yeah, Mommy says no.



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12 Responses to “Can I please have . . . ?”

  1. Otto Mann Says:


    Yeah, not exactly a family pet.

    Kids say the darnest things!

  2. Michael Says:

    That’s awesome! I am rethinking my daughters requests for a baby polar bear now.

  3. outside voice Says:

    Ha! That’s so funny. Kind of makes me think of the movie GREMLINS. 😉

  4. Gibby Says:

    Yikes. Kind of like our cute, tiny puppy that grew up to be a 80-lb hairy beast! Although, I’d take him over the marmoset.

  5. ck Says:

    Gross. I think back to the animals my mom let me get and for the life of me, I cannot fathom why she let me get a hamster. THEY’RE MICE! And sometimes they’d escape and you’d hear them in the walls…

  6. incognitomom Says:

    Yeah, good point. I always am amazed at the animals they show Diego and Alicia interacting with. I mean really, who gets all chummy with an anaconda? So, if my son sees a snake is he gonna think he can be friends with it because Diego has snake friends? Good concept, bad choice of animals.

  7. faemom Says:

    Otto Mann: No kidding; I’m waiting for the next animal request

    Michael: A polar bear? So cute, so cuddley, and then they grow to be the size of a small truck.

    C: 🙂

    OV: Which part: the cute creatures or the monsters that were once cute creatures?

    Gibby: I’d take the puppy any day.

    ck: *shudder* In the walls; I remember a terrible night at my bff’s house as a kid, learning at bedtime that their pet snake had escaped.

    incognito: I think they should have a part of the show where they tell the kids that we don’t go near wild animals. *sigh* Another job for us parents.

  8. mediocreperfectionist Says:

    Good call on playing the “no” card there. In our house, we call that the “hamster scenario.” I once considered getting a little hedgehog. Then my mother reminded me of my absolute fear of hamsters. So cute. But, you know, those little buggers can chew through the Chinese take out box they come in, as well as the lap of your jeans, all in the drive home from the mall. I’m just sayin’…

  9. faemom Says:

    *shudder* Just the thought of it nibbling through the box, then the jeans. Creepy. Yeah, I think we’ll stay with the original plan of getting an outside dog when the boys are a little older.

  10. KathyB! Says:

    I’m behind on all my favorite blogs!

    I personally receommend saying no to the marmoset. We thought the rabbit was cute at first, too. Now not so much 🙂

  11. faemom Says:

    LOL Seeing that Evan has already been bit by a rabbit; I figured that would be a “no” too.

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