Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Harere's Diary, Part 29

Epipi 13
Dear Diary,
Today Awi pronounced that he wanted a pet ''hippatimuss''. When Mut told him he couldn't, he stamped his foot and loudly whispered to Ab that the next time he went hippo hunting, he wanted the first ''hippatimuss'' that Ab caught. He then ran up to his room, and came down with a wooden toy boat and announced that now we could go get him a hippo. When Ab asked him where he was going to keep it he answered ''In my woom. Hippatimuss in my woom.'' Apparently, hippo was going to eat lentils and sleep in Awi's crib with him. He is obssessed.



  1. I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do...

  2. Rita, that's exactly what I was going to say.

  3. And where are you going to keep it?

  4. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but hippopotami are very dangerous! A keeper at the national zoo once informed me that they kill more people each year in Africa than any other animal, other than mosquitos (because of the diseases they carry). So even if you had room, maybe not the bests idea . . .

  5. Yeah, that's one reason Mut and Ab refused.