February 18, 2007

SSSSssssmile, Don't Hissssss!

"The snake is an animal..... It has a backbone and heart. It has red blood and drinks water and eats food. It breathes air and feels fear, just like every other animal in the world.... And it's in a body that is the hardest thing for the average person to understand."
—Dave Barker, herpetologist

Oh! The ssssssily things a mother is sssssssucked into doing for the ssssssake of her reptile-loving sssssson....










SSSSSSSsssssssigh.

Thank goodnessssss, the ssssslimy ssssssnake ssssssuppresssssed a hisssssssss asssss I ssssstrove to sssssseem ssssssserene by ssssssstaunchly ssssssssmiling through sssssssuch a sssssssscary sssssssituation!

46 comments:

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

That'ssssssssssss adorable! You don't look ssssssscared!

thethinker said...

Aww... In that first picture he looks so unfazed, just focusing on the snake. How adorable. I would've been scared out of my mind.

david santos said...

Hello!
Very, very nice
Tank you

Irene said...

WonderMom Janet: But I wassssss....just a little! ;p

The Thinker: Nothing much fazes our brave little one. =)

David: Welcome to my blog! Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon!

magiceye said...

ssssssssure wassssssssss ssssssensssssational....!!!
:)

krystyna said...

Hi Irene!
Beautiful picturessss!
You look beautiful with your sssweet brave son... and this ssssnake....
But I see ssssmile.... soundsss everything isss sssssuccssssesssful.

Scott from Oregon said...

Such beauty!

(The snake is beautiful too)

ivanhenares said...

Just dropping by and checking out the Pinoy blogosphere! May I invite you to visit my blog at http://ivanhenares.blogspot.com. Thanks!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

sssssssso what elsssssssssssssse issssssssssssss new?

Bearette24 said...

Cute! i think it's easier for the little ones. my cousin used to have a python named Monty and he put it around my shoulders when i was six. i didn't give it a second thought.

but the snake freaked my aunt out, so he ended up donating it to a zoo! i hope the snake was happy there :)

Pamela said...

I couldn't do that.. I just couldn't.
snakes and spiders ... yeeooow!

I remember my friend picking up garter snakes when I was little and they excreted a very stinky smell... probably a survival defense thingy...

and I thought I would puke.

(ps. the wheel barrow came from Home Depot. Normal size)

Kris said...

Personally I think your son is more impressed by you wearing the snake, then by the snake itself.

Irene said...

MagicEye: Glad you enjoyed. Thankssssss!

Krystyna: You're really a sssssweetie! :p

Ssssscott from Oregon: Thanksssss and MWAAAAAH! ;p

Ivan: Thanks for visiting! Feel at home here. Will surely check out your site. =)

Bud Weiser: Everything's sssswell. Sssssend Queen Mimi my bessssst!

Bearette: So you're not just beautiful... you're brave, too! ;p

Pamela: I can stand reptiles but never birds. I'm sssstrange that way.

Kris: Well, I sure felt like SsssssuperMom after those photos were taken! :p

samuru999 said...

AAAAAAAW!
How sweet!
Thanks for the lovely visit to my place!

Margie

Crazy Eddie said...

Your sssson is abssssolutely gorgeous... like mommy I guess...

It's incredible how you'll get to know the itty bitty details of your children's interests huh?

You look extraordinarily happy in these photos.

Besos

Masago said...

Eeeeewwwwww!

Irene said...

Margie: Great to see you here again! Have a great week ahead, dahling!

Crazy Eddie: I looked extraordinarily happy because I was trying extraordinarily hard not to seem afraid. :p

Besos y abrazos!

Masago: HAHA! Not too fond of snakes, eh? ;p

Menchie said...

Oh wow, that's something I will gladly relegate to Jun. One time we were in Manila zoo and Joshua looked interested in riding astride the ostrich. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

wolfbaby said...

ewww I don't know how you did that... im terrified of snakes

ShadowFalcon said...

I love snakes. Oh you son looks adorable, he must of had such fun!

choochoo said...

Well, at least you didn't get sucked into the snake, so it could be worse. lol

sarala said...

I'm sure you made Niccolo's day even if he didn't know it was hard. And you have some great photos to show for it.
Thanks for visiting.

Irene said...

Mench: Snakes I can take. Birds...never ever! Just like you, I would have hightailed it out of there if I espied an ostrich nearby.

Wolfbaby: It wasn't that bad...really. ;p

ShadowFalcon: I could tell my son enjoyed because his eyes were huge with wonder and amazement the whole time. =)

Choochoo: That'sssssss true! :p

Sarala: Great to see you here. Hope to catch you again soon!

NMOTB said...

Thanksssssss for visssssiting my blog! I hate ssssssnakes and I am very sssssscared of them! Great pictures - You hve more gutsssssss than I would have!!!

Christina_the_wench said...

I just watched a documentary on anacondas this weekend. I will not be going to the rainforest any time soon. ~shivers~

Your son is the cutest btw.

her indoors said...

oh no way would I have ever done that!!!!!!!

jase said...

Shessshhhhh, that yellow ssssnake will ssssurely sssnug in my dreamsss tonight! And in my sshhhoulders too !!!

Your sssuch a brave momma! And cute cute Niccolo had his way!!!

Erik Donald France said...

Hey Irene,
These are beautiful pictures, very colorful. Yet there's something primal about snakes -- back in North Carolina where I lived, we had heaps of poisonous copperheads and harmless black snakes. Luckily, easy to tell the difference in an instant but there's something about a snake moving in the grass that causes one pause.

Steven Novak said...

I'd have pisssssssed my pantssssssss. ;)

Steve~

vina said...

and i have a great sssssnake picture i'm going to post real soon, too! :)

thanks for dropping by my blog! i'll add this one to my list.

Smalltown RN said...

What a brave mom you are.....great photosssssssssssss

Cheers

Maryanne Moll said...

well, you seem to have pulled it off. hehehe.

Claudia said...

I've never been afraid of snakes (although I wouldn't want to be bitten by one!) That ones pretty!! And although I repeat myself, that boy of yours is sssimply adorable.

Michael C said...

That would ssssscare the sssssssnack out of me. What did you think I wasssss going to ssssay??
;-)

Susan Abraham said...

I'm not into snakes Irene but your yellow one looked like a whole lot of fun.
God Bless

ari4u said...

Very sssssswwweeet picturessssss. :) You look pretty. I would have wet my pants being so near to that snake. This is the reason why i have a 400mm lens so i can take pictures of a snake from 20 feet away :)

Brian said...

You look a little concerned. But he looks so happy. :)

zeroimpact said...

That is a big snake and it's yellow
:)
I think it's such a beautiful picture you got there

-Princess Shin- said...

Haha.. Your son looks so enchanted by the snake. You din feel scared? I remembered the first time a big gigantic python was put on my shoulder, I had to use all my energy to control myself and not run away. Luckily i succeeded! hehe..

richard said...

wow|!!!! nice.. :-)

rain said...

Hi Irene,

I didn't really notice the fear in your eyes. You pulled it off quite well. :)

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SQT said...

I don't mind snakes (hate spiders tho...) but my husband would FREAK if he had a snake on his shoulders.

You were very brave.

RTTguapa said...

hey irene!
i did that once - but i wouldn't do it again!
anyway, i reastarted my blog on blogspot.
it used to be on my .Mac website.
check me out when you're bored.
momcaster.blogspot.com.
-Ria T.

Terra Shield said...

That wassss brave :)

Kirsten said...

I'm light-headed just reading your post, and I scrolled really fast through the pics. Your boy is very lucky to have a mama like you. If I had kids, and they were interested in learning about legless reptiles, they'd be on their own. I nearly passed out and/or hurled in a pet store once because I knew those things were in there.