Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Father and son


Now look here, son, you’re almost an adult. You’re as big as me and your head is starting to turn red! It’s time for you to learn how to feed yourself.

Hey! None of that flapping your wings for supper stuff. Look over there, see the woman with peanuts in her hand?

Are you listening to me, boy? Pay attention!

Look, that’s not going to get you anywhere with the humans around here . You have to have more finesse!

Now watch me, I’m gonna go schmooze a snack. For myself.

The kid’s gotta learn to get his own food sooner or later.



Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Father and son

  1. haha! This is great!


  2. Oh, nice! How I love fledglings. We have many different varieties in our backyard.


  3. Love it, great photos. As always.


  4. Hahaha! I love it! Your text is great and your images, beautiful.


  5. Fun story! I’m enjoying the chuckles.


  6. lol! This is great. 🙂


  7. Love it. I have about 40 barn swallows in the barn. I can put dialogue to most of the chatter, especially the first flight day when all the fledglings are lined up on the rafters and mom and dad are screaming instructions like a drill sarge.


  8. Time for some tough love.🙂


  9. This made me laugh out loud!!! Thanks Dawn. 🙂


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