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20 June 2011 @ 07:16 pm
It's a Horrifying Parent Story.  
Which sounds like I've only been to Wal-Mart again, but this is not the case.

First, I must show you this. It is not for the faint of heart amongst you, FYI.

Evidently, the boys, while out and about at the cabin in Childress with their grandparents, killed a snake. That one there in the picture. I did a full body oogie when I saw the picture.

A rattlesnake.


Now, I'm of the opinion that the only good snake is a dead snake (hollah), so it's not the lack of mercy concerning the snake murder that gets me, it was that they didn't go get an adult.

They went and got a shovel and took matters into their own pre-pubescent hands.

I really have to go zen a lot, being the mother of these boys. I hum, "God take care of them, God take care of them,' a LOT. A lot, a lot a lot.

And THEN, I found the rattle, which the little darlings had lovingly removed from said serpent ON THE BAR IN MY HOUSE.


.....Aaaaaaand here was the second full body oogie.

So I'm torn. I'm glad the boys are brave and handle things, but I wish they had a little fear. Just a little. Less than a little. A skosh.

But alas, this is not to be. Because when my mother saw the picture and asked Aaron, "Why didn't you run away?" He replied, "Oh, Granny, running away is never the answer."

I disagree.

When it comes to snakes, it's always better to run away. Though it appears now that I can, having my own two in-house exterminators. Good times. Goooood times.
I feel:: tiredtired
Comic Book Goddess: Literary - Neil Gaimanrainpuddle13 on June 21st, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
Ewwww. Snakes don't bother me like spiders do, but I can sympathize with you on the eww factor.

At least now you know who call in case of emergency snake removal, yeah? That's got to be something, at least...
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: *HUGS*jandjsalmon on June 21st, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh my freaking gosh. The trauma would kill me. Eeek!
Kate: Ash: Stressedmugglechump on June 21st, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
Holy cow. Thank goodness it didn't bite them. I'm freaked out on your behalf.
Elle Blessingway: Movie: Jack Sparrow AHH!elle_blessing on June 21st, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
I watched a Discovery Channel thing on a house that was INFESTED WITH GARTER SNAKES. Like, in the walls. Oh. Em. Geeeee.

I hate snakes. Any snake your boys want to take a shovel to is fine by me. I'll definitely keep their pre-pubescent safety in my prayers :*:*
slitherhither: ron_sufferslitherhither on June 21st, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
Is that a decapitated dead rattlesnake? Or just (just!) a dead rattlesnake?

Ummm, yes, running away would've been the preferable choice there. *headdesk* Boys! Thank goodness they are fine and their guardian angel doesn't mind working overtime.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on June 21st, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
That is, indeed, a decapitated dead rattlesnake. They said they cut off the head and buried it.

Because that's what you do, apparently.

*silent scream*
O Demanding One: HP: Ickle Boys ♥heyurs on June 21st, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)

OK, I can't get the pic to come through here at work, but I am loving it! HAHAHAHA! Snakes don't bother me, and I'd rather have them around than rats and other rodents. The snakes take care of those nasty critters. The boys ROCK! And AJ telling his Granny that running away is never an option just cracks me up! HA! I love him! *squeezes him*

I'm still laughing at you, Carrie. *g* hehehehe! ♥

O Demanding One: Express: Silly Nuts!heyurs on June 21st, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)

Ohmygosh! It finally came through! That cuter than cute kid in his Indiana Jones hat is the cutest thing to ever cute! GOSH! xD

They sure are proud, huh? LOOOOVE IT! xD

Carmenhumbuggirl on June 21st, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
That thing they're holding right there - that is the reason I will never emigrate (aside from being British to the core).
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on June 21st, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oh ugh.
I hate snakes. My only near phobia.
I am sitting here, holding my feet in the air as if that would keep any snake from touching me.
Mala13oct on June 21st, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
omygod. omygod. I am just horrified. I would have flipped out so badly I can't tell you. Hats off to you Carrie.
Jazsekuhjazsekuh on June 23rd, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
I am not a fan of snakes either, they definitely creep me out.

My cousins and I found a snake at the side of the road once when we were kids. It looked dead, flipped upside down and for some reason we thought it would be a good idea to poke it with a stick. It was not dead. It flipped over and we ran for our lives. It has a "harmless" garter snake, but a snake none the less. Just thinking about it creeps me out...