Because I’m the Mommy, That’s Why!

Because I'm the Mommy

Over the summer months we have been watching several families of ducks travel back and forth across our waterfront at the cottage.  We are situated on a small bay, so offer a safe route for their travels.  If all is quiet next door, the ducks will stop for a rest on the neighbour’s floating raft. Their routine never fails to amaze me. They bring the saying “because I’m the Mommy, that’s why!” to mind…

These pictures were typical of their behaviour. The ducks were resting in clusters on the raft when a boat went by, although quite a ways out from shore. Mom jumped in and the others followed until they were swimming in a row. They swam under our dock, then settled in a tiny sheltered alcove for a longer rest out of my camera range.

I used to have a magnet on my fridge with the same cute saying on it, but don’t know where it disappeared to over the years. Perhaps one of my ducklings didn’t like it as much as I do!

Apparently, the saying “because I’m the Mommy, that’s why!” saying is quite common, you can order lots of items imprinted with it from Zazzle