Old Acquaintance

I met an old acquaintance at the mall yesterday.  The parks department is hosting different programs to go along with the Photography Show this week. The program yesterday was about reptiles and amphibians.  The kids and I got reacquainted with Snuffy, the Corn Snake.  I think this was the first time that Allan has met him.

I really don’t like snakes, and holding them is not my favorite thing to do.  But when the kids were little, they did not want to hold them either.  I dared them to hold a baby Rat Snake  that a friend had.  Well, they dared me back, and I ended up holding the Rat Snake too. Mark discovered that he likes snakes a lot!

Momma and SnuffyI learned a very important Mommy lesson. Don’t dare the kids to do something I don’t want to do :)  I ended up holding a salamander once because of a dare too, but the photo proof of that is lost somewhere.

Everyone enjoyed playing with Snuffy yesterday except for Andrea and Megan.  Megan kept far away from Snuffy, and Andrea was keeping an eye on Megan.  When we got home, she said she sort of wishes she could have held him too.

I still don’t want a pet snake, but Snuffy is okay once in awhile.