Thursday, August 5, 2010

BBQ Snake Anyone?

"Mom, have I got a great blog story for you..."

There are moments during this parenting journey where time stands still. One of those moments came for me tonight.

"Can I keep a snake in our refrigerator tonight if I promise to bag it up real good? Mr. Wells (Our friend and neighbor.) said he'd cook it up for me tomorrow so I can try it. He says it's delicious. And, just think, you could blog about it."

As soon as my world stopped spinning and my son's face came back into focus, I had that moment.

"Yes, go ahead. Just make sure you quadruple bag it. I don't want it touching anything in my refrigerator."

Did those words really just come out of my mouth?

Later Paul came into the bedroom and asked, "Did you really just tell our son he could keep a dead snake in our refrigerator?"

"Yes. I did. Do you think I've lost my mind?"

"No, but I have to tell you what he said to me. When David came back into my office after talking with you I asked, 'So, what did your Mom say?' Expecting full well you'd tell him no. He was smiling when he told me, 'Dad, I knew how to get Mom to say yes. I just told her Boy, do I have a blog story for you...it gets her every time.'"


16 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a story....Love your blog..

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, I love it.

Mari said...

I was thinking the same thing as I read it - they know how a bloggers mind works!

Dawn said...

What a great mom! Blog or none, I would have said, "No stinkin' way!"

Braley Mama said...

lol, that is so funny! so was it good?

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Hysterical! My kids and husband warn everyone to be careful what they say around me -it could end up on the blog!

Shermanators said...

LOVE IT!! =)

Mariel said...

haha! spoken perfectly from the mouth of a blogger's kid!!

Only a mama of boys gets the need for a snake in the fridge!!

Karen said...

Hahaha! What a cute story! What a smart child....

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh this was great. I cracked up. Brought back some memories for me ...a blog post inspiration! LOL. Thanks for sharing. Made me smile. BTW I have a giveway this weekend to announce my new blog with more giveways next week.
Come by for a visit!

Amy Sullivan said...

First time here. Found you through HCB!

Oh, your son is a smarty! Isn't it funny how well our kids get us?

Oh and ps, your mom of the year award will soon be arriving in the mail! A snake in the fridge? Crazy.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

haha, that is great!!! What was the outcome of it and did you take pictures??

Barbara said...

What a cute story...he was right...a great blog topic! Been out of the loop a bit lately...but had to check this out. Have a blessed week!

Sharon Kirby said...

I have so enjoyed wandering and reading your blog -

I have two sons (in their 20's now) - but am still so entertained by their antics!

And as far as the "blog story" goes - I don't go ANYWHERE now without a little tablet! Never know when an idea will hit me - and it seems like I look at the world with "blog eyes" now - everything's a STORY!!

GOD BLESS!

Charlotte said...

Your son was right...great blog story! Please let us know how it tastes:)

beloved Mama said...

I LOVE the snake story- made me laugh!

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