Friday, April 26, 2013

reptile show

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Last weekend we went to a reptile show with my parents and brother. Dad had been here before and predicted that Jackson would love it.

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He was right. Jackson is into anything that has to do with snakes. He wants to be a herpetologist when he grows up. That is, when he isn’t busy being an astronomer.

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Jonathan is a little less enthused by creepy crawly things. I was pretty surprised he got this close to a table full of spiders, even contained spiders. He thought a reptile show meant lizards and turtles would be dancing across a stage and maybe sing a few songs. So five minutes was about enough of this “show” for him.

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Jackson on the other hand REALLY wants a snake.

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One of these, to be exact. Except we have baby chicks in the bathtub so this feels like a conflict of interest. I want to encourage the things he’s passionate about, but a pet that lives 30 years makes me a tad nauseous. There’s a very real possibility I’ll inherit snake duty when he goes off to college and then I’ll be responsible for one more animal’s poo. 

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I have to admit that as far as pets go, these are really beautiful.

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We came, we saw, we left without a snake. And I’ve been asked about it every day since.

“Mommy, why don’t we have a snake as a pet?”

Because they live six times longer than a chicken!

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Pics along the walk from the reptile show to the car.

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