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In search of the REAL Peter Rabbit

In search of the REAL Peter Rabbit

Each month, my eldest little dude focuses on a different topic in pre-school. In April, that topic was pets. So you can probably imagine the wonderful requests that he came home with. Yes, each day, he NEEDED a different animal. One day, it was a dog. The next, a fish. He thought that a pig would probably take up too much room but maybe, a horse would be happy in our garden (it would not). As a family, we've almost set our hearts on a rescue dog from the RSPCA when the boys are a bit older (and more gentle) and we, hopefully, have some spare time on our hands but, being huge Peter Rabbit fans, the boys are making a strong case for a bunny. According to my eldest, to properly look after a rabbit, you need to do four things. One, feed it. Two, clean it. Three, stroke it. Four, play with it. His intentions are good but I can't help but think ahead to the week after the rabbit has arrived and how many of those four things have become my responsibility. All four, perhaps?