Example: One day young Ryan was playing outside when he happened upon a gift left for his Grandmother by their loving cat, Patches. Note: The gift had been somewhat, shall we say, "disassembled". He excitedly came inside and said, "Mommy! Look what I found!" I put out my hand, and he gently placed into it what resembled a chipmunk paw. I somehow found enough composure within me to say, "Ok, honey, now go with Pop Pop to wash your hands."
Once they left the room, that was it! I had a momentary freak out, while disinfecting my hands. Meanwhile Grandma was outside scooping up what remained of her "gift".
I've since learned to not put my hand out so quickly. You never know what they are going to give you.
So here are some of their latest discoveries:
A snake in the tall grass. You see, there was a slight weedwacking mishap. Oh, and then the rake. Yeah, I know.
That's Jeff's size 13 workboot next to it. He estimated it to be a good 20 inches long.
The boys were freaked out a bit when it moved even after daddy said it was dead!
Then there was this black, *gulp* icky spider I found in the corner of the deck building a nest. eeeeww!
It decided to crawl up into the nest. oh yuck. * shiver*
And lastly, Kevin and Sean were playing with a new buddy...
A moth. He's not too bad here, you know? But just wait. When it's late at night, and you've had to go out last minute for milk at the store. He attacks you by the porch light on your way in the door! Ahhhhg!