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. Ba dum bump.

  5. Let me get that for you.

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

    hooray for Team Theresa!!!

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

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

  9. Andi from NC says:

    I thought the exact same thing!

  10. April's NaNa says:

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

  11. Gigi (the original one) says:

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

  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. 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. 8O

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

  15. :cry:

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

    (one more sad word = “gators” :( )

  17. 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?)

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

  19. April's NaNa says:

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

  20. (The Original) Mel says:

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

  21. Kids huh, they drive you quackers.

  22. Andi from NC says:

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

  23. oh! the eye capsules on those babehs!

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

  25. CatViccer says:

    plink plink plinkersons!

  26. Doting Duck Mom Demands downtime of Ducklings.

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


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

  29. WendyPinNJ says:

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

  30. April's NaNa says:

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

  31. Best of the web!

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

  33. 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!

  34. 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…

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

  36. 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!”

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

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

  39. COXCU has been established. Situation nomable.

    Well done :)

  40. Ah, the plight of moms everywhere!

  41. Or dads…

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

    that thought occurred (sp) to moi, aussi!

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

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

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

    tres nice!! :)

  46. Hooray! QUAXCU!

  47. 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! :)

  48. 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

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

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

  52. Your willingness to make that sacrifice has been noted. ;)

  53. KittyMarthaPoo says:

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

    OMG the closed eyelids on the babies

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

  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…


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