How To Tame A Duck: Happy Mother’s Day!

Nicholas C. Rossis

It’s Mother’s Day today, and, in honor of my wife, I thought I’d share a little white lie that has helped us shave off half an hour off our daughter’s nighttime routine. For those who are not familiar with the wee one, she’s a sparkly, mischevious two-and-a-half-year-old who was a duck in a previous life. Or at least that’s what both the missus and I believe, as she loves nothing more than splashing in the bathtub until she resembles a giant raisin.

Calvin and Hobbes | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for Feb 20, 1987, GoComics.com

Yep, that’s her. Heck, she even admits it: we once caught her jumping up and down in a muddy puddle happily yelling, “I’m a duck!”

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So, how do you get a duck out of the bathtub?

Mary Natalie, Easter egg hunting | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book A satiated chocolate egg hunter

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