Friday, May 2, 2008

{ Catch Of The Day }

Jake and Drew love playing outside. They would play outside all day long if I would let them. Most of the time they're jumping on the trampoline, riding trikes and scooters or bug catching. So, today when I heard them run in the house screaming their heads off trying to find me, saying that they had to show me something "RIGHT NOW!!!" I wasn't at all surprised. But when I stepped outside and saw THIS right under my feet I was surprised!

A Lizard! What were they thinking!?! Can we just say SICK!!! I was pretty much revolted and jumped back from it because it was moving and I could just picture it escaping from their capture and crawling towards me...EWWWW!!! I'm a wimp if you can't tell. The boys were a little surprised by my reaction. I usually don't react too much because normally it's any kind of little bugs or frogs, which don't phase me. We've even had the frogs go with us on our morning walks in the bug catchers because the boys refuse to leave them behind, but this was too much for me. They stopped smiling after my reaction and said "Does it bite?" I said "No, it's just disgusting!" They smiled again and got all excited and said "I know! We caught him!" AHHH!!! Boys, sometimes I just can't relate. So, Kaylee and I went back inside the house and tried to stay away from their excitement (after I got my pictures).


I'm sad to say that the story didn't end so good. About 15 minutes later they came inside, sad and freaking out because "blah, blah, blah". I couldn't understand a word they were saying, so I went outside to check things out and where the bug catcher used to be was now only a tail. Disgusting, I know. I feel so morbid even blogging about this, but this is part of the things that go on in our day. As you can probably imagine, they had been playing with the lizard under the catcher, moving it around and the lizard was fast and got out from under it and then "bam" the boys slammed the catcher down and got it's tail. I guess the lizard escaped into our garage (great). I told them it was o.k. the lizard wasn't going to die. That made them feel better, but that tail...gross! I don't know if it's still there. I haven't been out since. I'm secretly hoping Casey just took care of it for us when he got home. :)

10 comments:

Beth Curtis said...

I got the chills while I was reading this! SICK! Boys will be boys. They are too cute, how fun that they play together so well. I think Kaylee needs a little sister :)

Lindz & Nick said...

That is so gross. It gave me the creeps. When I was reading the part about the lizard getting out and the boys catching the tail my cat started walking right under my feet. Needless to say it made me jump! They are so funny though.

Jamie said...

Ya thats pretty gross! I bet my boys would have been just as excited! All they do all day long is find bugs of all kinds and squish them in their fingers and want me to come see. Boys are different, thats for sure!

Andrea said...

Yuck!! I had those living in my first house in the Caribbean. Isn't that so fun. Boys will be boys. From experience, tell the boys the tail will grow back.

Stephanie said...

I love it! Doug will get a laugh out of this and be jealous that he can't go catch a lizard. :) I can't believe how big Drew is! Wow! He's not a toddler anymore.

Bre said...

That is pretty funny, my boys LOVE bugs already at 2 and 3. That is really the cutest pictures! And really a funny and gross picture but it made me laugh. I guess it gives me an idea of what I have more to look forward too!

Stephanie said...

I'm glad it wasn't me!!! I freak out with slimy things and spiders. You are brave to have even looked in the first place (:

Vanderbeeks Images said...

this brought back so many memories of being in Panama. The Kemp boys always caught lizards and iguanas for us. It was so fun to put them in the terrarium and watch them for a week or so. It was fun bringing home baby iguanas in a large envelope that the kind church librarian had held for us the entire block. We'd only play with the small ones. I was such a tomboy. Maybe 25 years from now your boys will remember their lizard catching days like I do!

Kim said...

gotta love the bravery of boys! it's there for a reason...they're not afraid of much! i used to like lizards when i was little but if i saw one now i'd probably hyperventilate.

VERY cute boys Krysta!!!

I remember when my Ryan was little, your mom would just take delight in all the "boy" things he'd do. I wouldn't ever understand what she meant - since i was unfamiliar with boy behavior having grown up with only one sister - but now i see it. They make me laugh, just the way she used to laugh at Ryan.

Mama Malinda said...

Gotta Love those boys!

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