So Lunchbox went for a stroll in the woods the other day and happened upon a nest of wild baby numbers! In this painting you can see him wracking his little brains, trying to remember the rules. You see, I was trying to teach him the dangers of the forest, and had recently read him the “Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Numbers” which has a whole section on what to do if you encounter a nest of wild baby numbers in their natural habitat. There’s a lot of info, but here’s the gist:
- Cute as they may be, do NOT attempt to touch or otherwise engage these creatures
- The mother is more than likely lurking nearby, and if she feels threatened, look out!
- Avoid eye contact and back away slowly; make no sudden movements.
- If the mother comes after you anyway, run like hell!
Remember, wild baby numbers do NOT make good pets. They may be cute now, but they grow into adults. As with most things, the bigger they get, the cuter they ain’t. And what would you feed them anyway??
Anyway, back to Lunchbox – fortunately all ended well and he got home safely (whew!). After all, when you have your lunch-pail and your diaper, what more do you need? Certainly not numbers!