Saturday, September 30, 2006

close you eyes and put out your hands

I love surprises- I do and I am terribly impatient so I have a hard time surprising anyone with anything because I get so excited I have to tell them. Today as I was assembling a "surprise mystery package" for a some friends (I have blogged before about my intense love of the "surprise mystery package" but seriously it is something I dream about at night--when the doorbell rings and you answer it to see the UPS guy driving off and there before you on your doorstep is a mystery in a brown box- waiting for you to open it-- this is where the warm fuzzies set in) smart son came bounding into the playroom telling me he had a surprise. His line is always "close you eyes and put out your hands" to which i responds "I will only put out my hands if it is not alive" (he has no fear- and can catch any creature!) Well today the surprise was one of my least favorite things a snake- yes, he caught it himself on the sidewalk. Tip for smart son- the mystery package is welcomed more warmly when it isn't alive and doesn't hiss...(we should've invited him to our sn@kes on a cake party!)

4 comments:

Nettie said...

Ewwwww! You are a much braver woman than I! I would have been shreeking something unintelligible about getting the thing out of my house, not grabbing the camera!

smartmama said...

that was almost my response but it was small and I am learning it's way more fun when snag a pic for the blog first!

Anonymous said...

ewww. That gives me the willies just reading about it and looking at the pictures!

I love surprises too.

itybtyfrog said...

AHHHH!! I am grateful for my girls, who would run away screaming from such a thing. They did bring me a little green caterpillar this weekend, and that is enough for me. You are very brave to grab the camera and snap a few pictures before tossing that little snake out of your house.