Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mother-Son Date Night or Reptiles, Reptiles Everywhere

Last night, BigBro and I went on a "date." Princess helped me get ready, ensuring that my jewelry choices met her very distinctive tastes. We were dressed reptile-casual, because, as BigBro said, "There are going to be snakes there... I don't think you should wear a skirt."

We had a great time. BigBro held a small snake, a lizard, an alligator, and a Python. I had a small snake thrust into my hands by Serengeti Steve, much to BigBro's delight. Then, to score even more points, I agreed to have the Python wrap itself around me.

Notice the slight look of panic... the snake was starting to squeeze me pretty tightly. Serengeti Steve promises it was just trying to get warm.

Both of us passed on the scorpion and the tarantula. Two moms had the tarantula placed on their heads and walked down their faces. (I still shake when I think about that).

Overall, it was a fun night. BigBro had a blast. He volunteered a lot, and I got some great mini-videos of him. It was nice for us to have time together, just the two of us. But I was also (pleasantly) surprised when BigBro suggested we bring LilBro with us next year, "because he'd like this, too, Mom."

It was the first time in my life that a date has ever asked me to hold a snake, but I'm pretty sure it won't be the last (since God blessed me with two sons).


  1. Sounds like something Nico and I should do! You are very brave to hold the python.

  2. Very cool. Wait until he starts collecting reptiles and he's got a rack of 20 corn snake and a freezer full of mice to feed them...

  3. NOT going to happen... I refuse to cohabitate with reptiles or rodents. :)