Finally, a Little Down Time

Whew! I thought the kids would never settle down for a nap!

Finally, I can get a little “me” time.

Motherhood ain’t all it’s quacked up to be, Erik D.

UPDATE: By popular demand — QUACK-HANCE!



  1. 260Oakley says:

    Ducks have cornered the market on down time.

  2. HRHQueenCat says:

    wow, not only the 1st comment, but the usual dry punniness …

    kudo’s, Oakley 🙂

  3. 260Oakley says:

    Thanks, but I think the feather belongs in NTMTOM’s cap for this one. I’m just paddling in his wake.

  4. I think we need a bit of COXCU on the sleeping duckies, guys, c’mon!

  5. April's NaNa says:

    I love my down pillow and my down comforter when I have down time in County Down!

  6. Gigi (the original one) says:

    Poor mommy duck just give the kids a couple of quakers to eat, that will keep them busy.

  7. April's NaNa says:

    Sorry! I just couldn’t resist! All that cute MADE me do it!

  8. Ba dum bump.

  9. Agreed! I feel seriously in need of a sleeping-pile-o’-downy-cuteness closeup!

  10. (The Original) Mel says:

    Eeehn! I can’t see the behbehs! COXCU.

  11. Kids huh, they drive you quackers.

  12. You bet they would! A couple of Quakers would never let those two ducklets have any down time. They’d be out helping in the gardens, I imagine.

  13. Andi from NC says:

    I thought the exact same thing!

  14. You know, you usually see huge mobs of ducklings. Mother ducks lay clutches of more than ten eggs a lot of the time. I wonder if there are others and where they are. All I see here is what looks like one two-headed duckling. 😯

  15. Andi from NC says:

    thanks for the quack-hance – sooooo prosh!!!

  16. *insert image of ducklings nibbling on the Oats guy here*

  17. oh! the eye capsules on those babehs!

  18. Doting Duck Mom Demands downtime of Ducklings.

  19. WendyPinNJ says:

    Phew, I was waiting for that COXCU. And by the looks of the comments, I guess I wasn’t the only one!

  20. April's NaNa says:

    Good deal! Leetle duckling looked like an only child there for a bit from where I was sitting.

  21. Best of the web!

  22. I agree, and on the mom as well, if you look carefully . . . closed duck eyelids, aww

  23. I just put my son down for a nap, I totally sympathize.

  24. S.J. Hartsfield says:

    Well thanks, NTMTOM, I just almost shot my drink out of my nose at the alt text for that first picture. That precocious Buford…

  25. CO and beverages are like oil and water. They don’t mix. :mrgreen:

  26. If she’s anywhere like the pond near my place, thars catfish in them waters…and uh, they like ducklings. Reeeally like ducklings.

  27. Duckling #1 “Mom asleep yet?”
    Duckling #2 “Naw, not yet.”
    Duckling #1 “Dadnabbit! If she doesnt fall asleep soon, we’ll NEVER get to go try the BIG pond by ourselves!”

  28. As did I, I’m working from home and I’ve got him as well. I’m ready to pass out for the night and it isn’t even 4:00 pm here!

  29. COXCU has been established. Situation nomable.

    Well done 🙂

  30. 😥

  31. Let me get that for you.

  32. Ah, the plight of moms everywhere!

  33. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    hooray for Team Theresa!!!

  34. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  35. Or dads…

  36. Looks like things are just ducky down at The Pond!

  37. The only way you’ll get down in the mouth is from kissing those li’l ducklettes!

  38. CatViccer says:

    plink plink plinkersons!

  39. Hooray! QUAXCU!

  40. The coloring on these pictures is exquisite. The details of momma/papa duck’s feathers just took my breath away. Excellent picture shoot, on top of being adorable! 🙂

  41. Zeppo: How do you get down from an elephant?
    Groucho: You don’t get down from an elephant, you get down from a duck! quack quack

  42. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    tres nice!! 🙂

  43. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    that thought occurred (sp) to moi, aussi!

  44. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    (one more sad word = “gators” 😦 )

  45. I know! Let’s design a anti- catfish/gator/predator device for the wee ducklings. I see rhinestones & glitter. 🙂
    I know it’s the circle of life & gators gotta eat too & all that… But I just wanna save the wee ducks. (Btw, I like the baby gators/predators too! Ain’t nature fascinating with it’s variety?)

  46. There just ain’t enough alliteration on this board.

  47. I’m getting her a spa day for Mother’s Day. I’ll even babysit.

  48. I thought they wanted to get the car and go joy riding.

  49. A duck walks into a bar. And he says to the bartender “Got any grapes?” The bartender says “No, I don’t have any grapes.” The duck walks out..
    So the next day, the duck walks back into the bar, asks the same question, gets the same answer.
    The day after, he walks back into the bar, and again, asks the bartender, “Got any grapes?” The bartender says to the duck, “No, and if you come back in here tomorrow and ask me if I have any grapes, I will nail your bill to the bar!”
    The duck frowns, turns around, and walks out of the bar. So the next day, the duck walks back into the bar, and asks the bartender “Got any nails?”
    The bartender says, “No.”
    So the duck says, “Got any grapes?”

  50. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    guess they’re all “down” for the afternoon…. 🙂

    OMG the closed eyelids on the babies

  51. “buford set the carport on fire”??!!? omg ROFL

  52. That was BEFORE the carport fire.
    They’ve moved on.

  53. Your willingness to make that sacrifice has been noted. 😉

  54. yay! that joke is one of only 3 i can actually tell. i love it!

  55. Great thread, Peeps! “You gotta get up to get down!”

    The Steppes of Central Connecticut got 29 inches more snow! Over the 14 we got a last weekend and we can expect more on Tuesday! Now this is how I remember Winter! And, of course, Spring is just around the corner…

    DUCK! Paddling off now…have a great day, fellow Peeps.

  56. Intense love for NTMTOM grows…