"How afraid was Isaiah of the frog?"
"Where was Gabby (my 3yr old) through all the commotion?"
I purposely did not mention her in the blog because.........................well....................I was ashamed of myself!!
You see Gabby was there from beginning to end but she was TOTALLY unaffected by the frog's presence . Now anyone who has been around Gabby knows how much she likes to sing and hum, and I tell you that girl sang and hummed oblivious to the fact that her mother was gripped on fear and terror.
So while I was standing on the chair, Gabby is there walking calmly through the house, stepping over the frog when needed and generally going about her business.
I give myself some credit though, for resisting the urge to scream upon seeing the frog for the first time, you see Kieth always expresses his concern over me "passing on my fear of 'harmless creatures' on the children". I cant help it if birds and frogs scare the daylight out of me!
An almost exact scenario was played out when a bird flew into my kitchen, about a month ago, It was about 8am and I went into the kitchen to start breakfast. The bird flew in from the space where the wall meets the roof, my house is just built that way! The dumb bird must have smelled the bananas and wanted a snack, and then seeing the bay window in my kitchen thought that that was the way out, landed on the window sill and stayed there! Every now and then it would attempt to fly through the closed window. There is NO sound more scary than a trapped and panicked bird flapping his wings violently. My throat goes dry and I just know I have to get out of there!!
So, true to form I gathered my children, headed for the porch and closed my front door, needless to say Kieth was not at home, no surprise there!
Anyway my neighbor Mike passed by and I told him of my predicament, and he was so understanding, he went in the house, I did not follow of course i just stood at the front door and told him where the bird was। I heard him commenting
"Oh it's just a little brown dove!"
I'm thinking it might as well have been a bald eagle!
He opened the bay window and the bird flew out, why cant the birds just leave the way they came in!? Do I need to put up an exit sign for them?
Of course Miss Gabby is in tears at this time because 'her friend bird' is gone and she wanted to play with him!
This is where the pesky bird came in!!
See? My little guy IS brave!!