Thursday, April 14, 2011
When My Kids Grow Up They Will Be?
Hello all! Time for another of Mama Kat's pretty much world famous Writer's Workshop. I'm a wee bit late today because it's nice out gosh darn and I've been outside working in the yard for a change. Lots of great prompts this week so it was hard to pick one. I decided to go with question number 2.)Based on their personalities, what do you think your children will be when they grow up?
My son, Andrew, who is almost eleven is a natural at , well at all things natural and related to nature. He has always been obsessed with Steve Irwin, Jeff Corbin and now Dr. Brady Barr of Nat Geo Wild's Dangerous Encounters. Andrew is always the one to spot an animal/critter/reptile/bird of prey/insect and points it out to us (sometime even going 65mph on the highway). Once he found a tiny toad, in the pitch dark, in a pile of leaves while camping. I asked him how he found the toad and he replied "I just heard it rustling in the leaves!". The best was the time he came running in the kitchen yelling he saw a snake. I yelled where and he said my bedroom. Turns out he was in his bedroom and saw a 5ft rat snake in the azalea bushes just outside his window. OMG, I nearly freaked out. We watched that snake for nearly 2 hrs. Andrew touched it's tail. I just wanted to make sure it left my yard. Instead it climbed way up one of our huge trees. No idea where that snake is but it better not be in my house! Next week Andrew is attending a mock Marine Rescue at our local community center run by Mei Len Sanchez Barr (Dr. Brady Barr's wife). They live in our town and she is just as amazing and accomplished as her husband. Well she is bringing her baby alligator and among other things like tagging and measuring and assessing the animal the kids are going to sex the animal (determine it's sex). Andrew has already informed me that he wants to do this knowing that it involves sticking your finger in the alligators hole to find out. WOW and I don't doubt that he will volunteer for this task. So... keep your eyes out in the future for our next alligator/snake wrestling/dolphin swimming/shark tagging t.v. host.. Andrew P. Can you spot the snake?