Streptococci and Robins

I stayed home from school today not because I was feeling sick (in fact I feel fine), but because I’m contagious and don’t want to give strep throat to anyone else. I think this is the best kind of “being sick” – feeling wonderful and missing school anyway!

I must admit I’ve been quite lazy today. I’ve mainly been sitting on the couch in our family room, and every single time I look out the window the same robin is taking a bath in our birdbath. It just sits there, splashing water all over its body. It looks so funny – and so cute! I’m looking at it right now, and it’s making such a mess, splashing water everywhere. Once it’s done, it flies up to a tree and shakes itself dry. It looks like a puffball. And then, after it’s dry, it flies back down and starts bathing again!

I wonder what it would be like to be a robin. It would be interesting, wouldn’t it? It could make a good story – writing from a robin’s point of view. I’m inclined to try it. It’s always interesting to look at something from a different perspective. Sometimes I feel that if everyone in the world could learn to do that, then a lot of problems might be solved. Many arguments could easily be avoided, and people might not be in a hurry to pass judgments.

Next time you see a robin, try to imagine what it’s thinking!

11 thoughts on “Streptococci and Robins

  1. hehe, my bird likes taking baths too, except when it’s done, it doesn’t go back…

  2. Talking about different perspectives- how do you think a trumpet feels, constantly having air blown through it? Never a monments rest from the feeling of “bloatedness”!! That would be an interesting concept- the audience clapping and praising the musician, while the trumpet goes “yea yea yea… you don’t know how I feel”….

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