Thursday, April 19, 2012

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The chicks on the porch have reached that gawky juvenille stage, where you feel a little sorry for them because they look a little...messed up.  I think  all those feathers growing in have them going a little nutty and they are definitely inhaling their food.  They even do that weird "leap into the air and crash into their friends for no reason" thing that I see my seventh and eighth graders do while walking the hall between classes.

I mean, really.  What IS that?  It's like their nervous systems take over and those dangly limbs just go flopping all around.  Maybe all those hormones flushing through their bodies cause things to spark and go haywire once in a while.

In any case, three week old chicks do the same thing.  Apparently, it is common amongst teenagers of all species.


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