You can imagine my concern when we discovered we had a bird's nest in our geraniums this summer. I was quite worried one of those pesky little black snakes would reappear trying to get to the nest, eggs and eventually the baby birds. I literally peeked out the window every time I took Hogan out and feared I would see a snake. Last month, Emerson, Danny and I went to Charlotte for the night and my parents came over to stay with Hogan. My mom knows I check my email on my phone quite often. Around 9:30 on Saturday night I received an email titled, "Poor Birdie and Eggs" with the attached photo. A few minutes later, I received another email titled, "UNREAL" with the attached picture.
Poor Birdie and Eggs
I showed the picture to Danny and our friend, Adam. Granted we were looking at the pictures on a phone, but they both said, "That's no black snake!!". Adam even interjected with, "That looks like a corn snake." I immediately called my mom. The conversation went like this.....ring, ring, ring....
Me: Mom, I told you a snake would get those eggs.
Mom: I know, we opened the door to take Hogan out and he was right there.
Me: What can you do, I don't want him to eat the eggs. You've got to save those birds. (Just for the record, Emerson got pretty attached to those eggs and I really wanted her to see them hatch)
Mom: I'm not sure what we can do. Do you have a shovel?
Me: Yes, tell Dad to go in my garage and get it.
Me: Awww, poor birds!
Mom: Brooke, it's not real!
Mom: It's a plastic snake!! (Laughing hysterically!!)
Me: OH. MY. GOD....alright, you got me!! (relieved my birdies were safe)
Probably the best joke my parents have played on me. I must admit, they got me good. I was so worried about the baby birds and how I would explain their disappearance to Emerson. Good news, we've seen no snakes this summer (except a snake skin the other night, again on the Herman play set) and the birds lived and have left the nest. I am sure this will be a story we tell for a long time!!!