Trust me, you don't want to know about the three snakes Allison caught and shared with her sisters, the way they slithered in and out and around their hands, the way they captured them when they squirmed away, and the absolute delight with which they handled them. You certainly wouldn't want to hear the story about how they captured three snakes in the front yard and convinced their mom to let them keep them, if only for the afternoon.
And you REALLY don't want to see these videos, even if they are hilarious.
(Disclosure: No snakes or children were harmed in the making of these videos.)
Perhaps this would be a good time to mention I hate snakes. I can't stand the way they move, the way they wriggle, the way their faces are so . . . snakelike. I have absolutely no desire to see, touch, or hear about them. If you posted pictures like these on YOUR blog, I'd probably skip it.
But I do love my kids and I'm glad they enjoy the world around them. Ah, yes, the sacrifices of motherhood.
And while we're on the subject of things you don't want to see, did you know we had bees that swarmed near our house?
My own kids wouldn't get very close, but we called a friend who's recently taken on beekeeping with her three kids, and they happily and excitedly came over to capture them. "Free bees!" they exulted. "They're FREE bees."