I'm willing to admit we live in a world that contains snakes. I even pretend I'm not totally terrified of them when they are in pictures in books or on the t.v. Let me tell you however, that when I actually see them in real life-in my neighborhood-NEXT TO MY HOUSE-I'm not so cool with that. Such was the case on Sunday when I suggested we take our two crazy pups and our four slightly less crazy children on a little stoll down the block. Our dogs haven't been on a walk before, so I thought this would be good practice. First off Lucy bolts out the door of the garage super-excited to go on a walk. Laynie doesn't make it past the steps because she thinks we are taking a car ride. She is apparently not fond of the car. We are on our little stroll with the same theme of Lucy running this way and that-smelling everything, running in circles getting the kids caught up in her leash and Laynie is sitting in the middle of the road refusing to walk. Fun times.
My neighbor drives by and casually tells us she has just run over (with her car) a rattlesnake across the street from my house. Neat! Good old Zeb gets in our car and re-runs the snake over to make sure it is dead. I later ran in over in my car just for good measure. So that was our exciting trip outside. Once we get inside we decide to go downstairs and play. In the process Blakeleigh wants to take her diaper off and pee-pee in the potty. Don't get excited yet mom-we are nowhere near potty trained (mainly because I don't want to deal with it). The little munchkin continues to walk around half clothed, no diaper while we are reading some stories in Brenton's room. All of a sudden, Zeb looks at me and says "don't move...". Keep in mind we used to have a major scorpion problem in our old house and have now seen two rattlesnakes near our house. I don't know WHAT I thought was behind me, but I'm pretty sure I shoved both Brenton and Blakeleigh out of the way to climb onto the bunk bed. Zeb starts laughing and I turn around to see what I risked my children's life in lieu of my own safety for. Apparently a pile of little girl pee and a large poop was the culprit. Good to know that in an emergency, apparently I am NOT the person you want to be with!