Sunday, July 27, 2008

"Daddy your so brave.."

Emily Klair has said a lot of cute things in her 5 years on this earth but last night had to be one of the sweetest, cutest, most adorable moments every.

We had been playing cards and visiting with some friends of ours last night and got home kinda late. As we pulled into the driveway I noticed something laying in front of the garage door. I then started asking "is that a snake?" and as I was asking, it became more of a statement then a question..."IT IS A SNAKE!!" Warren told us to stay in the car as he hoped out to get a better look at it...what he did next was absolutely NUTS as Tyler says...he bent down to touch the snake's tail, and the snake immediately turned and snapped at him. Me and the kiddos got out of the car and headed for the front door, while Warren decided how he was going to help our little creature back to the field behind our house.

Seeing as how it was late at night and not much light to work with I suggested that he use the grate that goes on the fire pit to keep him from going anywhere and he could move him in the morning when he could see that is what we did. The kids got to go back out and take a good look at the snake without any worries.

We knew that it was a chicken/rat snake but just wanted to make sure so we were looking it up on the Internet when Emily Klair came over to me and whispered in my ear "Daddy was so brave...he really takes care of us" I then replied "why don't you tell him that?" so she stood there a minute and then walked over to him put her arm on his arm and said in the biggest most grown up voice she has.." Daddy your so brave...I'm so proud of you!" Talk about melting his heart...

Well this morning Warren got up and got our little visitor back to the field behind our house and I am thankful that he is so brave because I am not... and if I never see a snake again it would be too soon!!!


The Duff Family said...

How sweet!!

Andrea said...

HOly Cow! That thing is live in a subdivision for goodness sake...I agree with E Klair- Warren is a brave man! I would have run into the house screaming like a little girl (and Jamie probably wouldn't have been far behind me!) ha ha!

Valerie said...

What a sweet story! Glad you blogged it.
We've GOT to get together.