Wordless Wednesday: Hissy & Fit




You just saw that correctly.

That is my son’s new pet Hissy hanging from the string from our blinds.

Go ahead and scroll back up.  Be sure before you move on.

I decided to allow my son to have two Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches as pets.

We have named them, Hissy and Fit.

He renames them every day.  Isaac is happy beyond words and I cannot bring myself to touch them.

I lie.  I can move them with my finger with a quick nudge.  I just cannot, for the life of me, ever, ever hold one in my hand without freaking out.

But he wanted them and they are “the easiest pet in the world to care for” said the employee at Pruess Pets.  They are very well-trained and I trust them because of that reputation.

So ….I bought cockroaches.  They are our pets.  We named them, feed them and my boys handle them daily.

This is what my life has come to.

I stand in line at the grocery store and hear my children announce that we have cockroaches in our house.  I turn around to Isaac singing, “Go! Go! Agent Cockroach!” as he encourages Hissy to climb up the strings to our blinds.  I check to make sure that the cockroaches have enough food and water regularly.


The things we do for our darling boys.


2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Hissy & Fit

  1. OMG! I was JUST talking with my girlie about bugs – specifically, spiders. OUr conclusion: those things are great, eating mosquitoes and such, as long as they don’t do it any where near me. Mommy-kudos to you for being able to tolerate those icky things in your house! BRAVA!

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