Monday, July 19, 2010

neaky, neaky, snake (according to leigh)

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!)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This may be funny in 10 years.

G

Anonymous said...

This may be funny in 10 years.

G

laura said...

Oh wow! i can't believe that! So glad everyone is ok!!

laura said...

Oh wow! i can't believe that! So glad everyone is ok!!

Kelly Kennedy said...

We have had previous snake issues. I called an exterminator after we blew up Katherine's jumper one afternoon and a copperhead fell out. I was hysterical. He told me to sprinkle mothballs around our house. He said any snakes inside or out would leave. It worked! We haven't had a problem in two years and we live on the water.

Nicki said...

Gross. And so I dreamed about snakes in my house last night.

Jennifer said...

oh my goodness. we had a snake in our house in may and i lost it. really was hysterical for a couple of days. i feel your pain. can't believe that it was right by him. ugh. i did get snake away and found that moth balls also keep them away.