Today I got out a bucket of soapy water and washed my front door. For the past month and a half I haven't been able to actually USE that door because another family moved in. The local Robin's decided the wreath hanging on the door was the perfect place to build a nest and raise a family. I must admit it's been kind of fun watching the whole thing progress. First the frantic construction period, then one day three baby blue eggs appeared, then a few weeks after that, there were three tiny heads popping up. Every time I came down the stairs in the house, the mother Robin took off because she could see me through the window. I don't think she liked having to keep "flying the coop" and leaving her babies all alone. Then her husband would show up, mad as a hornet. He would stand there and stare right at me! Both of us had our faces pressed up against the glass. I guess we were both curious. Anyway, all of a sudden one morning they were all gone. Those worms must be like peanut butter in humans. Those birds went from tiny little chicks to almost full grown in just a couple of weeks. Kids do the same thing I have found. The peanut butter makes them grow like bean stalks but unlike the birds, they take a lot longer to leave the nest. So, the birds are gone, but I was wondering how they leave. Do they just stand up in the nest one day, spread their wings and fly away? Don't they need some kind of training or something? Oh, they sure do poop a lot.