Ashton and Emmy love shows about animals, especially “Bindi the Jungle Girl” (Bindi “Croc hunter” Irwin ). So when Ashton spotted this tiny snake in our window well the first thing we did was teach him the word “Crikey”. After several minutes rehearsing we knew he was ready. As you will see in a minute we were wrong, DEAD wrong, well not really dead…you will see.
Here he is patting Emmy’s head, telling her not to be afraid of the snake. So sweet.
The snake was extremely scared and had bitten Josh a couple times, Josh said it didn’t hurt….
Then Ashton started getting a little too confident in his snake handling abilities….
Yeah, I screamed and turned off the camera as that wild serpent attacked my baby boy. We’ll see how many snakes Ashton wants to go near now. Since the incident we have revisited our Jr. Croc Hunter training strategy. As we see it we made two major mistakes.
- No khaki shorts (Ka-Keys – if your a real fan).
- Lack of enthusiasm – Emmy was the only one who was really excited, so we blame ourselves a little bit for not getting more annoyingly pumped up.
The next day, Ashton and Josh found a lovely little creature in our garage. Josh thought it would be very appropriate AND hilarious to add it to my Fall decor. (Appropriate…perhaps, Hilarious? )
They found it while I was running and while I was gone, this little jar with the deadly spider became Ashton and Emmy’s favorite toy. (Thanks, Josh) If you can’t tell this is a Black Widow – Ashton even gave it a name “Web”. Then somehow while they were napping “Web” mysteriously disappeared.