I’m all for nature and bugs and whatnot. I’m just not a huge fan when outside things come inside my house. Today, Addalee and I were playing and putting blocks and other things in a basket. I pulled the last of the blocks out to find a lizard.
Lizards don’t really bother me, when they’re OUTSIDE. I mean, they’ll sometimes give me a good startle, because they move so quickly and are kind of snakey for a second until my mind catches up to them.
When I found this one, at first I just stared at it. I guess I was trying to decide how such a life-like plastic lizard had gotten into this toy basket. And when did I buy that, anyway? Wait, that’s real!?! These thoughts were followed by a
horribly and amazingly slight girly scream and a throw of the basket. Gah! I
picked up Addalee so that she wasn’t on the floor with the "horrible creature," and she cried. I scared her. The stupid lizard scared me, and I screamed like
a little girl and scared my kiddo.
Once we both got calmed down, I went over to the basket to take the "beast" outside. As I picked up the basket, it ran under the couch. Awesome. And I then discovered poop in the basket. Gah-ross! If you’re going to come into my house uninvited, at least don’t poop where the kid plays! Come on!
So, that’s our adventure in indoor nature today. Neither of us was a big fan. But I think we’ll both survive!
Our adventure in picture book mode:
(photo credits in links under pictures)
Which, sadly led to pitiful Addalee doing this.
And that made mama feel like this.
(picture of me being pretty unhappy on a camping trip a long time ago! :) )
But before long, Addalee was back to this, whew!
P.S. Hopefully, I'll have pictures of Addalee's first birthday party up soon! Yay!