Friday, May 14, 2010

Unwelcome Visitors

Living in Florida, we are surrounded by many of God's creations. Since we live near a wooded area, we are more likely to see all kinds of wildlife while going about our daily routine. For some reason, this week, they have decided to come visit us in our home.

On Tuesday, Miss. Spider came by for breakfast. I wasn't planning on seeing her, so when she showed up unexpectedly, I did quite a bit of squealing. Sadly, her unplanned visit resulted in both herself and last month's issue of Parents magazine ending up in our garbage.

A couple of days later, while trying to put Kaitlyn down for a nap, I heard a "splat" in her bathroom. When I turned to see what had fallen, I saw Mr. Snake scurrying to the nearest hiding place. Needless to say, the panic attack given to me by Miss. Spider on Tuesday ending up being nothing compared to the massive heart attack I had while trying to figure out how to contain this sucker! After I barricaded him in the bathroom I was frantically calling my Daddy. He came to our rescue and got Mr. Snake out from under the kids clothes hamper with a pair of grilling tongs. Mr. Snake's unwelcome visit also resulted in his demise.

Thanks to both of these unwelcome visitors, I am officially paranoid when I enter any room in my home. It gives me the heebie-jeebies just to think about it. ACK! Is something crawling on me?!

7 comments:

Sally-Ann said...

I hate snakes and spiders, so I feel and share your horror!!!

Barbie and Craig said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

Rachel said...

!!!!! I don't know what I would do! I would be screaming my head off! Getting the creepy crawlies! ewwww I hope you don't get any more visitors anytime soon!

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

Bryan is frustrated that you would kill the snake. WHY?????? It's harmless.

Rach said...

My dad knew it was harmless. (Although my mother would beg to differ. She had a black racer jumping at her from behind a screen door a couple of weeks ago... twice.)
He just thought it might find its way in again. Not to mention, anytime I hear Zack crying out from his crib, I'm now terrified there is a snake in there wrapping itself around my Pudge! Sorry Bryan, I'm not snake-friendly.

Sarah said...

ok, pack up and come live with me- at least until the wildlife parade is over...i feel your pain, if i see a teeny tiny bug in our house i loose it! oh man, that landlord of yours needs to up the bug killers around there (by the way, why isn't his face in the picture, is he hiding because he put his daughter through the panic of her life) just kidding but seriously, some death spray is a must!

Sarah and Jordan said...

that is crazy and scary and gross LOL