actually his name was sneaky, sneaky snake and yes this truly happened to us this past friday morning.
i think i am being the good mom of a 2 week old and put him on my bathroom floor on the bathmat while i take a shower. i did this to protect him from 2 little girls who love him dearly and kiss him from head to toe constantly. i lock the bathroom door and don't tell the girls what i'm doing. since i've never done this before, they were soon (like 3 minutes later) knocking on my door. i jump out of the shower, unlock the door and sara beth says, "look mom, a worm!" i look over and less than a foot away from my precious baby is a snake. i yank sam up, throw him in the bassinet in my room, and tell sara beth to watch the snake that i'm going to get help (yes, she is 4 and no i was not thinking at all!) i did tell her if the snake came toward her to run jump on my bed! ha! i grab my robe, which was thankfully laying on my bed, and run outside as i am putting it on. i quickly canvas the street and realize that my best bet for someone being home at 10 a.m. on friday morning was our neighbor sandi who has 3 teenage boys. fortunately sandi and her 17 year old son bo were home. they grab a cookie sheet, a plastic box, and a shovel and take off running down the street with me. at this point it occurs to me that i left a 2 and a 4 year old watching a snake! ahhh! we run in the house and sara beth calmly says that the snake went into our closet! within 5 minutes sandi and bo had captured the water moccasin! they finished the snake off in the garage!
i then proceeded to fall apart for at least the next hour! this is definitely one of those moments when all i can say is Thank you God for protecting our family!
(zeb came home from work and my brother in law came over and they searched the house--no more snakes! i'm not sure how long we will be sleeping with lights on throughout the house though!)