@india thank you for the common app essay idea I stole from you 😢 @ mom thank you for letting us have bizarre pets
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    Backstory: India (lil sis) loves/is obsessed with ducks and one day my mom was deluded enough to say yes to one of her crazy schemes
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    We ordered duck eggs from a farm
    Pekin ducks
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    India bought the how to hatch ducks book
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    We bought all of the other stuff needed to hatch ducks
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    The eggs were placed in their little box under a heat lamp for what felt like eternity
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    We turned the eggs once or twice a day I think, but that could be wrong
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    They sat and sat for so long
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    One day, they started moving
    Only 3/10
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    India was not there
    She was pissed about this
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    Then, the shells started cracking
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    And out popped a slimy lil yellow duckling
    The cutest mofo thing I've ever seen besides a kitten
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    The second egg started cracking and out came a puff of black feathers and slime
    This one was not a Pekin duck. We later found out he was an Indian runner and he was low key my fave lil buddy
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    Third egg hatched and there was another fluffy yellow guy!
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    We then had three ducklings
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    We put them in a box lined with soft stuff and fed them what they were supposed to be fed
    I don't remember
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    They chirped and were so fluffy
    I can't even describe how cute it was. I have pictures at home
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    They grew a foot a minute and pooped everywhere so when they were old enough they moved outside to the back yard
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    We named them Clementine, Homer, Napoleon
    Napoleon was the tiny lil one
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    Miss those little guys