Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So the reptile man was...AWESOME! While reading the word AWESOME you need to imagine the way Chris Farley says it in Tommy Boy and you'll get the jist of what I mean by...AWESOME. If you haven't seen Tommy Boy then shame on you. Ok, back to Reptile Man. I loved it, my kids loved it, Alan endured it (he's terrified of any type of reptile), it was all around good fun.

Let me just explain that I really like reptiles, it stems back to my childhood. We had tons of snakes on our property and my mother is TERRIFIED of snakes (I wish I could see her face while she's reading this). We pretty much ran free all summer playing in the woods and swimming in the pond but when we heard the blood curdling scream we knew we had to come home. Why you ask? We had to catch a snake from the garden and get rid of it. For some reason I grew a fondness for them, I'm sure I subconciously enjoyed the fact that they made mom go all nuts. I always wanted one for a pet but that wasn't going to happen. Now I married a man who is pretty much as afraid of snakes as my mom is. Let me recap a little honeymoon story for you...

Ahhh, warm tropical Mexico. Relaxing, watching some T.V. in the hotel when out of the corner of my eye I see something scurry up the wall. Here's where I find out a little secret about my big manly husband. He's not so manly when it comes to reptiles. Some little lizard friends decided to join us in our room. What's to be done? First he stands in the middle of the bed, kinda hunched up (imagine a woman on a stool in her kitchen screaming about a mouse and you'll have the right image) then he points to where he thinks they went. I guess this means I'm supposed to go find them. I try scurring them out the door but that's not working. I try batting a towel at them, no luck. They've decided to hide out behind our curtain and spend the night. Well Alan's not having that, he want's me try bug spray. Uhhh, no! So he makes me call down to the front desk and ask for a new room. No, I'm not kidding, he really made me do this. The front desk guy proceeds to laugh at me and tell me that all the rooms are likely to have lizards in them. Now what? Well since the lizards seem to like cool dark places as the front desk so helpfully explained, we now have to spend the rest of our honeymoon sleeping with the lamp on. Picture Alan snuggled up as close to the lamp as possible to ensure that no lizards crawl over his face at night.


I don't think I'm going to get that pet snake anytime soon!

This little girl smiled all the way through this, she didn't look scared for a second. Awesome!

Boa constrictor, contricting the Reptile man.

My little lizard boy!


The only part of the show that freaked me out! I hate Alligators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Reptile Man!


Stephanie said...

so do you think alan would be mad if i planted some rubber snakes in his primary classroom on sunday?

KatSpy said...

I'll hang with Alan. I can barely touch the page of snakes in the encylopedia. Serious phobia of snakes. Alligators & lizards? Not so bad.

Tori said...

Yep, Alan is a smart man. I think I would freak if that were my kid all wrapped up in snake!

The Blocksom Family said...

eewwww!!! YUCK!!! I have nightmares about snakes and gators!! I love checking out your blog and keeping up with you guys! It has been forever - keep in touch! I just updated ours a little bit today. Check it out!