ok, you wanna see them? do ya? do ya?
here they are on the ride home.
can you tell what they are? here's one close up just in case.....
AAAHHHHH!!!!! hissing cockroaches! what was i thinking?!?!? i think maybe my brain shut down or i left my body and someone else took over for an hour or so. or maybe i'm just a really cool mom. :) we'll go with that.
that is my hand in the above picture. i was the first in the fmaily to hold one. i ain't skeered.
i had to make sure i could do it before i consented to having them in the house. i needed to know i would be able to clean the cage and catch the escapees that we'll no doubt have at some point, because that would happen to me.
we also held a milk snake, a banded king snake, a ball python, and a red tail boa. a friend of ours keeps all these at his house and invited us over to "play" with them. we thought colby would love it so we jumped at the chance. i think allen and i had more fun than colby did. he wasn't to keen on holding any of them other than a baby snake, and that lasted about 10 seconds. molly almost immediately went upstairs to "play kitchen". that's my girl.
nevertheless we are the proud new owners of 5 hissing cockroaches, and one of them is named after me...kind of. who knew?
parenting is causing me, pushing me, even allowing me, to do things i never, ever thought i would do. EVER.
i think i like it.